@Duncancastles over on Twitter has spotted an interesting comment left on the FT that totally nails this interminable row that’s consumed everyone for months.
Duncan Castles says, “From an @FT comments page. Seems a fair summary and tweet has gone viral with over 4000 retweets & likes, and here’s a full transcript so you can read it easily:
So, this is how the debate reads so far. I kid you not, it’s practically verbatim: Remainers (left holding the Brexit baby after the Leavers… left) “WTF?” Leavers “We voted Brexit, now You Remainers need to implement it” Remainers “But it’s not possible!” Leavers “The People Have Spoken. Therefore it is possible. You just have to think positively.” Remainers “And do what exactly?” Leavers “Come up with a Plan that will leave us all better off outside the EU than in it” Remainers “But it’s not possible!” Leavers “Quit with the negative vibes. The People Have Spoken.” Remainers “But even you don’t know how!” Leavers “That’s your problem, we’ve done our bit and voted, we’re going to sit here and eat popcorn and watch as you do it.” Remainers “Shouldn’t you do it?” Leavers “It’s not up to us to work out the detail, it’s up to you experts.” Remainers “I thought you’d had enough of experts” Leavers “Remain experts.” Remainers “There are no Leave experts” Leavers “Then you’ll have to do it then. Oh, and by the way, no dragging your feet or complaining about it, because if you do a deal we don’t want, we’ll eat you alive.” Remainers “But you don’t know what you want!” Leavers “We want massive economic growth, no migration, free trade with the EU and every other country, on our terms, the revival of British industry, re-open the coal mines, tea and vicars on every village green, some bunting, and maybe restoration of the empire.” Remainers “You’re delusional.” Leavers “We’re a delusional majority. DEMOCRACY! So do the thing that isn’t possible, very quickly, and give all Leavers what they want, even though they don’t know what they want, and ignore the 16 million other voters who disagree. They’re tight trouser latte-sipping hipsters who whine all the time, who cares.” By Ishtar Ostaria Source: ft.com From an @FT comments page. Seems a fair summary. pic.twitter.com/MmZVSXUeYu — Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) November 16, 2016