Nobody should be surprised by this.

The intention behind the EU referendum was never to let the UK’s citizens decide whether to leave the bloc or not because Tories don’t want to give ordinary people power over anything.

It was to silence the Eurosceptics on the Conservative benches in the House of Commons.

So nobody did any homework on what Brexit might mean.

That is why the UK has conceded point after point in negotiations with the EU27.

It is why the UK, Ireland and the rest of the EU cannot come to terms about whether the border should be soft or hard.

And it is why, in This Writer’s opinion, all those involved will find ways to make the transition period drag on and on until an opportunity is found to reverse the referendum decision.

Brexit was always a mistake. But nobody in the government can admit it because it was the decision of the people.

Never mind the fact that it was influenced by lies.

Never mind the fact that no two Brexiters voted for the same thing.

Now we are in a waiting game – until enough reasons are found to annul the decision.

Pro-Brexit Tory MPs have agreed that staying in the EU customs union into the next decade is likely to be the “only viable option”, in a new report.

The cabinet’s failure to agree what kind of trading and customs arrangements it wants after the UK leaves the bloc is condemned by the Brexit Committee.

It concludes that, because neither option put forward by No 10 will be ready by the end of the planned transition in December 2020, remaining in the customs union for longer will be inevitable.

Source: Pro-Brexit Tory MPs concede staying in EU customs union into next decade is ‘only viable option’ | The Independent


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