Last time, just two weeks ago, I launched my (tongue-in-cheek) proposal for a “Trial Separation” – a “Trial No Deal Brexit” as a solution to the embarrassing and chaotic mess that is the UK Government’s Brexit negotiating position. I proposed this on condition that Brexiteers are made to stick around and remain answerable. They wouldn’t be permitted to do a “David Cameron” and scarper from the scene of their crime.
The proposal would give the people of the UK up to 12 months to experience actual Brexit life and to decide if they wish to continue. Either Parliament or the public in a referendum would have the power to reverse the decision as any time.
Though tongue-in-cheek, this proposal has a stronger ring of plausibility than the Government’s current fantasy negotiating position.