Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Hard or Soft?
No, not boiled eggs, but Brexit!
Firstly I must reaffirm that I voted to stay in the EU; this doesn't mean that I am 100% against leaving.
I still wonder what the majority of Brexit voters really thought what they were voting for/against.
One thing I do know is that they were against foreign political interference, wide-open borders, and the huge cost of membership.
I doubt whether people were against the free market or the customs union.
There is no reason at all why the UK should continue to pay for access to any European 'free market', in the same way as the UK would not charge EU nations for access to the British market.
Of course the UK wishes to continue to trade with Europe, and to allow them to trade with us, the UK wishes to make its own political decisions without interference from Brussels, and the UK wishes to make its own decisions concerning who enters her borders and who she can expel.
Hard or soft? My sixpence is on 'soft-ish', as based on the logic above. I believe it's what would be best for Britain.
Only time will tell.