First Team Star
Jul 16, 2017, 9:16 AM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
There was a vote to leave the EU. Both campaigns were based on lies and misinformation, which is not relevant now, because the result is binding.
The problem is that a 'vote to leave the EU' doesn't specify how we leave. Many questions were not addressed by the vote, e.g. whether we stay in the single market.
May attempted to interpret the vote in her way, without any form of democratic discussion ('trust me').
Any form of check and balance on her attempt to dictate tactics was very late coming (thanks to Labour), but the General Election result seemed to me to indicate that there is a need to work together and come up with a solution that satisfies everybody.
As paulh66 seems to imply, at the moment, there is still vacuum at the moment, in that any potential solution is fraught with problems, and nobody really knows what to do.
May has lost credibility, nobody else is stepping up to the mark, so if a heavyweight politician like Blair makes his opinions known... people will listen.
For me he is still one of the best speakers on the circuit - obviously nobody will trust him after Iraq, but it does show that we have a big problem, and he explains it eloquently and at least comes up with some potential solutions, like them or not. I'm not sure where we go from here, to be honest.
If Blair had been negotiating with the EU instead of Cameron then I'm sure we would have reached a solution. No comparison between the two in that area. So would Thatcher.
The current negotiating team is completely out of its depth.
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(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Jul 16, 2017, 9:25 AM)