Brexit - Good Deal, No Deal
Posted by Frank Preiss, on 24 August 2018. Comments: 0
There's a new danger in the air.
By arguing about the merits of a 'good' deal' versus 'no deal' our politicians risk convincing the British people that a 'good deal' can really be good.
By scorning 'Project Fear' Brexiteers want us to believe the danger of Brexit is mere propaganda but it's not. Even if the EU-27 were to accept the government's fantasy Chequers deal - which they won't - life for nearly all of us, and especially our children and grandchildren, would be much poorer in every way than it would be by remaining in the EU and helping to correct its faults.
It's time for remainers to get on the front foot.
We must make the Brexiteers spell out who exactly would benefit from 'taking back control'. We must make them describe with whom and on what terms they will negotiate their promised new trade deals; make them explain how our post-Brexit national accounts will pay for the NHS, our armed forces and all the other expenditure they promise; and above all make them tell us why they see Britain's future as a lone competitor in world trade, rather than as a leading partner in the unique enterprise that is the EU.
The EU is about much more than just trade. British politicians talk a lot about 'our values'. It's time for the Brexiteers in particular, but all the British, to decide what our values really are.
We need another vote.
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