Registered On: September 7, 2015
Prepare for accusations that you are guilty of black and white thinking because you dare to chastise this as bad for the UK, because even though food prices may rise and we may find things tougher than before (when things weren’t rosy after having to pull through austerity and coronavirus) we should accept the good things. Isn’t it worth it to have all this pain to suffer no more bendy bananas regulations, threats of Turkey joining the EU (which they weren’t doing anyway) or a decline in immigration, which hasn’t happened?
And I am sure this is impacting the EU worse than us, because the know-it-all Brexiters said so when they derided otherwise as project fear. Even though the UK’s economy rating has declined, while EU nations haven’t, we’ll be the lucky ones. Even though euroscepticism has weakened in many nations due to our struggles with it, the EU will be on the verge of collapse next year as all the nations try to break free to join in the glory of the UK’s shrinking economy, price rises and short term shortages of food or medicine. Just as they have been on the verge of doing for the past decade.
Now, in all seriousness, I admit that the EU is flawed. I can see some arguments against it as valid for its bureaucratic nature etc. However, I can’t see how exiting will break us from that; it will in fact increase bureaucracy as the fuss over fishing and border controls show. Diasgreeing with Brexiter arguments on this doesn’t make me hate the UK, nor does it make me see it as a binary between the perfect EU and the incompetent UK. It’s the reality of it. Those who sold us the benefits of leaving, while ignoring or deriding the criticism, are now trying to deflect by treating the downsides as acceptable. The problem being that they were never honest about these downsides, and the admitted downsides were dismissed as lies before. This is the problem when you have referendums where there is no drawback for dishonesty. Vote Leave promised sunlit uplands with minimal disadvantages, making it sound easy and inventing conspiracies about being stabbed in the back to explain its hardship. Now there is no more wriggle room and all they can do is bluster.