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Pete North @PeteNorth303
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1. I'm not interested in listening to any wailing about how bad May's #Brexit deal is. It's the only deal on the table. EEA window is closed and MPs have cocked it up and no deal isa non-starter. Yes, the deal is crap but that's what you get when you rule out all the alternatives
2. Leavers don't get to complained because most of you complained bitterly about an orderly planned Brexit and few had the foresight to think about how to do it so that strategically we are in a better place. Instead you went with boneheaded absolutism.
3. I have no sympathy for remainers either who bled a torrent of anti-EEA propaganda into the debate that then became the mainstay of the Ultras arguments. Y'all poisoned the well. If you wailed about EEA then you don't get to complain now.
4. At least with May's deal we are not looking at a total collapse of critical trade and technical cooperation and though we may have to live with it for a decade or so, we at least stay in the game and get to fight another day - preferably with a better government.
5. The political declaration is more binding that we are told. It is an instrument of influence we can hold the EU to. The EU is committed to minimising customs formalities with a trade deal. We can hold them to that and we can just about leverage it.
6. But yes, this does mean putting up with the Irish backstop - and probably a customs union. That's entirely on the Brexiters for spending the whole two years indulging in fantasy Brexit rather than getting to grips with reality and proposing something deliverable.
7. Being that the UK was still negotiating with itself right up to the final hours of talks, the EU ran out of patience and made the decision for us. That's on May for triggering A50 without having the first idea how the system works. It sucks, but this is what we have to swallow
8. Now is the time to own up to our collective manifest incompetence and own the consequences of our own dysfunction. The deal may be a stinker but it does get us out of the EU. It's a starter for ten without the self-immolation that goes with no deal.
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