I so wish I hadn't completely sabotaged Brexit by being unable to stop it happening. If only I'd compromised and not asked for a second referendum which I didn't get anyway, then we wouldn't be in the mess we're in, and we would have got Brexit done.
In hindsight, Remainers bear a heavy burden for Brexit. If we hadn't opposed Theresa May then we wouldn't have provoked a landslide Tory victory with an 80-seat majority allowing them to do literally whatever they wanted re Brexit. With such latitude, there was only ever one...
...option: the most damaging and chaotic Brexit imaginable short of literally closing the borders permanently. I feel so ashamed of myself for opposing it. And by the way, all this has made me realise we were definitely right to leave.

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