a Leaver described Brexit as a Sky subscription-we can opt in or out of packages (sky sports/free movement of people)
But Brexit isn't like Sky, it's like Virgin Cable, you are in or out of TV/phone/ADSL
Pull up a chair...
I want a bespoke #Brexit Telly package of just TV & Broadband. But Virgin don't do one. I can have Telly on its own & Broadband on its own, but that's actually more expensive
Just like the Single Market & Customs union
Only in this analogy there's no Virgin Media alternative. Sky costs a lot more & BT broadband only reaches other countries and not other UK cities.
So walking away has consequences
There'd be massive divorce grade disruption,which I haven't warned them about
But they have other customers, who are happy with the packages on offer, and a model of working
Just like the SM & CU
The other half said they preferred it when we had no broadband & only 4 channels anyway
But the landline is part of the deal, that's just how it works.
Just like free movement of people
I can also have a family vote on having these without a cable running into the house
It's just that both are impossible
Like separating the 4 freedoms - they come as a package
It turns out Virgin Media did a customer survey many years ago on how their packages should be put together.
And my idea for TV/Broadband/phone line was the winning idea!
Just as the UK designed and promoted the Single Market, which we now want to take apart.
Is it any wonder Virgin is saying "Bye, thanks for your business"