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Old 19th Mar 2019, 12:21
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We (collectively) voted to leave the EU, a clear and simple decision. MPs were elected to enact that decision. Those MPs must carry out the mandate upon which they campaigned and were elected. It was a binary decision and there is no room for compromise or obsfucation when it comes to Brexit. The UK must leave the EU and then negotiations about our future relationship may begin. The EU has said as much right from the beginning of the Brexit process.
Indeed. The good faith of the EU is encapsulated in their approach to Article 50, which states, inter alia,

2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union.
In spite of which direct provision in the article, the EU have consistently refused to discuss future arrangements, concentrating on extorting as much money as possible, but refusing to discuss trade. The apocalyptic predictions of the remain faction before the referendum have not come to pass. You may say, 'ah, not yet, you just wait and see!' I am content to wait and see once we are out of their clutches and can start having a civilised dialogue on mutual benefits.
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