Brexit – The downside of pulling up the drawbridge is that you’re trapped inside

As it happens, I went to school with the author of this piece and have had no contact with him for over thirty years. I agree wholeheartedly with what Jerry Hogg says, and am glad at least that these dark times have renewed an old acquaintance!

Labour for Government

It’s not a secret that I’m depressed about the Referendum result, nor that I’ve argued with countless Brexiteers before and after the vote about all the lies that were told, all the misconceptions and the many economic factors which will, at least in my opinion, become clear over the coming months and years.

But the single biggest reason I’m sad is not much discussed, yet in my view will have the biggest long term impact on Britain and our position in the world.

Freedom of movement allows all of us to move to live and work anywhere in the EU. I don’t believe anyone has truly grasped the implications of giving that right away, nor that in historical terms it will come to be seen as the most retrograde political decision taken voluntarily by a people for many years.

Just imagine if the German people had decided to undo the…

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