Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Transitional Period Pains
Even David Davis has given up.
The "transitional period" would be the period of transition to the End of Time.
And that is before we start about the payment in perpetuity of a subscription for tariff-free access.
Or, as it is otherwise known, a tariff.
There was never any suggestion of expelling EU citizens who were already here lawfully. Not should there have been, and nor should there be.
If the EU wishes to continue to extend citizenship to those British nationals who wanted in, then there would be no way of stopping that, and no reason to wish to do so.
After all, we do not try and stop our people from holding any other citizenship to which they may be entitled.
But the Government had no expectation of a Leave vote, which was largely delivered by areas from which its party retreated a long time ago.
Consequently, it had no plan for Brexit. It continues to have none.
By contrast, Jeremy Corbyn and the people around him have spent 45 years planning in the utmost detail for a post-Brexit Britain.
If there were indeed to be a "Which Brexit?" General Election, then that difference would become decisively apparent.