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The riposte to A.G. Cox is that the Leave faction promised a good negotiated deal favorable to the UK as the result of their efforts. They have had over two years with the Conservative Party, the party that called the referendum, in power and attempting to negotiate a Brexit that was acceptable both to the UK and the EU.

It is not the fault of the Remain faction that the Leave faction rode a horse that broke down before the finish line and could not complete the race. The Remain faction demands that there be a second referendum, given the misinformation promulgated by prominent Brexiteers and others during the first referendum. This is a more generous offer than Remain would have received had Leave not shot itself in the foot.

If a second referendum confirms the electorate's desire to leave the EU, the national unity government commits to bringing that about on the best possible terms. Meanwhile, the Leave faction needs to get over it! There are no guarantees that the objectives of political factions will be accomplished. Goals are aspirational.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Sep 25th, 2019 at 05:02:53 PM EST

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