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RT’ed this from @rolandmcs earlier, but haven’t quite been able to get it out of my head.

It hides a very astute and wider point. Brexiters are unlikely to be satisfied with any form of Brexit, even No Deal.
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No Deal means deals later. That’s a fact.

Even if small deals emerged instead of a comprehensive agreement on a future relationship, UK would need to compromise - on money, Citz rights, NI, level playing field, etc.

Why would Brexiters accept that?

Every compromise can be portrayed as capitulation or betrayal. Each EU27 condition as a stab in the back.
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And that’s just mini deals. A comprehensive agreement will require not only those preconditions, but further compromises and constraints to be bound by.
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So, all the things they rage against in the May deal.
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Now, the same goes, obviously, for a soft EEA+CU Brexit, with the added fun of new hoover, kettle, or nail scissor regulations to come for Brexiters to go nuts over.
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(Though at least that would mean dealing with that outrage in a context other than an economic shit-pile.)


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