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Old 10-10-2016, 06:22 PM
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Not sure how many will be able to see beyond the paywall. For some reason it worked for me. Article arguing that a hard Brexit is the only way to go. It's quite a balanced article.

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"Sometimes history throws up ideas that are better tested than forever stymied. Britainís mastery of its own affairs, even at the cost of access to the European market and the political chambers that regulate it, is a big, legitimate idea that has stirred politics for 30 years. If it is not allowed to run its course, even after a national referendum in its favour, it will not disappear, it will intensify in the shadows and return in more fearsome form.

This is not just about future troubles but immediate ones, too. Referendum mandates can be opaque but Juneís sent one intelligible signal: the end of free movement is, for the public, a non-negotiable demand. The European single market, even when accessed on the lesser Swiss-Norwegian terms, is conditional on free movement. So, unless they believe the EU or the British electorate is bluffing, Remainers (and the most tentative Leavers) are not much use in the process of withdrawal. The only exit is hard exit."
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