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A few choice quotes to recall from the Brexiteer leaders:

1) Coming to a free trade agreement with the EU should be "one of the easiest in human history.' Liam Fox, July 2017
2) 'In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.' Nigel Farage, May 2016.
3) “Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union, or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out.' Theresa May, Jan 2017, setting out her vision for Brexit.
4) “Brexit was a war. We won.” Arron Banks, April 2017, recalling his purchase of the referendum result
5) “It was me that got us into this mess, I will get us out of it.” Theresa May, June 2017, to her troops after destroying the Tory majority.
6) 'The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.' Michael Gove, April 2016
7) 'Getting out of the EU can be quick and easy – the UK holds most of the cards.' John Redwood, July 2016
8) 'What we’ve got to do as a government & as a parliamentary party is show we are bigger than the sum of our parts. If we take a bit more of that approach, a bit more unity of purpose, we’ll get a great result out of Brexit. We’ll also unite the country.' Dominic Raab, June 2018
9) 'I will be advocating Vote Leave because I want a better deal for the people of this country, to save them money and to take control.' Boris Johnson, Feb 2016
10) 'It is like threading the eye of a needle. If you have a good eye and a steady hand, it is easy enough,' David Davis, December 2016, dismissing fears a Brexit deal might be difficult
11) 'Absolutely nobody is talking about threatening our place in the Single Market,' Daniel Hannan, May 2015
12) 'There is no reason why the UK’s only land border should be any less open after Brexit than it is today.” Theresa Villiers, April 2016, on the Irish issue
13) 'If we Vote Leave we will be able to stop handing over so much money to the EU and we would be able to spend our money on priorities here in the UK like abolishing prescription charges”. Gisela Stuart, April 2016
14) “Without our EU budget contributions, we could give everyone a 60 per cent council tax cut.” Daniel Hannan, September 2015
15) “If we vote to leave then I think the union will be stronger.' Michael Gove, May 2016
16) 'Article 50 has to be invoked now so that we negotiate an exit from European Union,' Jeremy Corbyn, Brexiteer fifth columnist in Remain camp, June 2016 day after the vote (h/t @RobSkilbeck)
‘The authority of EU law in this country has ended forever … We are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the ECJ. That’s not going to happen’ Theresa May, October 2016
18) ‘Within 2 years, before negotiation with the EU is likely to be complete, & therefore before anything material has changed, we can negotiate a free trade area massively larger than the EU. The new trade agreements will come into force at point of exit.’ David Davis, July 2016
19) ‘I believe that we can get a free trade and customs agreement concluded before March 2019’. David Davis, January 2017
20) ‘The idea that we’ll do a transitional arrangement where you’re still in, paying money, still with free movement of people – that we’ll do the long-term deal in slow motion … That is plainly not what we’re after.’ David Davis, March 2016
21) ‘The Conservative party will ensure that we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability, so that we can all, as one country go forward together.’ Theresa May, 2017
22) 'Trade relations with the EU could be sorted out in 'an afternoon over a cup of coffee,' Gerard Batten, UKIP Brexit spokesman, February 2017
23) 'It will be easy to negotiate a trade deal,' Paul Nutall, UKIP leader, Jan 2017
24) Brexit 'might even mean that there is less space for anger in our politics.' Douglas Carswell, UKIP MP, March 2017
25) 'I am confident that Theresa May and her team can deliver an arrangement that suits both the UK and the members of the EU.' Iain Duncan Smith, March 2017
26) 'There are good grounds for a new government team to offer the public a voice on what the deal looks like. And we obviously wouldn’t oppose that... I think there’s a strong democratic case for it.' Dominic Cummings, Vote Leave campaign director, Jan 2016
27) 'If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy”. David Davis, 2012, discussing the EU
28) 'While parents worried about childcare, getting the kids to school, balancing work and family life - we were banging on about Europe.' David Cameron, 2006
29) 'The whole issue of the Irish border has been wholly exaggerated...this is all being blown up out of all proportion,' @OwenPaterson, October 2017 (h/t @NaomiOhReally)
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