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I voted leave and I am broadly a libertarian conservative. My vote to leave, though, is not to be appropriated by a pack of far economic right ideologues with a track record of fact evasion, issue illiteracy, duplicity and breathtaking deceit.

Irrespective of my politics, I still believe in open, frank and honest debate and acting by democratic consensus. The ERG have none of these qualities. They are liars and frauds to a man.
Moreover, I believe in good government by consent. The ERG are not interested in consent. They have hijacked the Brexit mandate to ram through an economic agenda that would never in a million years win as a manifesto commitment.
Moreover, if you are going to execute a radical policy you must first know the terrain. Not one of the ERG has a realistic grasp of the issues or the regulatory playing field on a global scale. They are profoundly ignorant.
Whatever it is you want to implement, there will always be external constraints and well as practical limitations. Where ERG MPs are concerned, they have refused to acknowledge any such constraints.
My vision of how a country should be run is probably not all that different to thiers. The principles on which the IEA (used to) stand are close to my own. But dogma alone is not the basis for government.
The gaps are not filled by simply trusting in market forces or believing in Britain. Trade is complex, regulation is complex and everything we do has international implications. The ERG think we operate in a vacuum.
In many ways it is much like Corbynism - an antiquated world view patched together with optimism, self-deception, solipsism and cultish like devotion from followers. JRM fanboys are no different to Corbynistas.
In many ways these are the men who have put Brexit at risk. Much opposition would have melted away were there any sense of reassurance that they knew what they were doing and had honest intentions.
What we find, however, is a pack of delusional propagandists and reality deniers who don't know what they're doing and largely have their own commercial interests in mind. These are not honest or decent men. They are parasites.
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