Monday, 27 June 2016

As If

Still no Article 50 notification, and nothing can even begin without that.

The consequences of the EU referendum are many and various. But there is no sign that they are ever going to include the slightest attempt by the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union.

No one is even mentioning such a thing anymore.

All concentration is on a Conservative Leadership Election that was going to happen anyway, and an attempt to force a Labour Leadership Election that its proponents have always wanted anyway.

In that sense, it is almost as if the referendum never happened.

In terms of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union, it is exactly as if the referendum never happened.


  1. Anyone would think that it was never really about the EU at all.

    No need for a Commons vote to set aside the referendum, no need for a second referendum, just carry on doing nothing until only the likes of Bill Cash still raise the subject to groans and jeers from the rest of the House.

    1. As Sir Humphrey Appleby called it, masterly inactivity.