Updated: Oct 10, 2019
Hi, I'd like you to take a shopping trip with me.
Imagine we've just seen a great ad on the TV that promised a brilliant new product that would change all our lives for the better. Sounds good eh? So here we are at the shop enquiring about the product. The salesperson is really charming and states that the advert we watched is correct and has been passed and verified by the Advertising Standards Committee which comprises the great and good in the land (even Politicians) Well if that was the case you'd be reassured would you not?
The product you are about to buy is BREXIT.
A guy called Liam Fox appears and in a sincere voice says,
"The free trade agreement that we have to do with the EU will be one of the easiest in history."
That sounds OK, doesn't it? It's going to be 'EASY to use this product.
Then, look who's just joined us - it's the Tory backbencher and former minister John Redwood,
"Getting out of the EU (and obtaining BREXIT) will be quick and easy – the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation."
Well, if we hold 'all the cards' then the opposition has no chance does it?
Oooh, look who's just crawled out of the woodwork - UKIP's Brexit spokesman Gerard Batten,
"Trade relations with the EU could be sorted out in an afternoon over a cup of coffee."
Thanks, Gerard, mines a black Brazilian single blend, please.
The assistant waves another guy over to testify as to the efficacy of the product. It's no other than
ex- Brexit secretary David Davis,
"We can do deals with our trading partners and we can do them quickly. I would expect the new Prime Minister on Sept 9th to immediately trigger a large round of global trade deals…I would expect that the negotiation phase of most of them to concluded in 12 to 24 months."
Goody, goody, lots of amazing global trade deals!
Look out! Here comes the Chief Back-stabber General to seal the deal and take our money it's no other than the then Environment Secretary Michael Gove (then justice secretary),
"We have four years, more or less, between now and the next election. We can easily conclude a new settlement with the EU in that period."
After all these glowing reports and endorsement you and I decide to buy this brilliant product and take it home with us to enjoy to the full.
Alas, our purchase does not do what it says on the tin. We've been sold a pig in a poke. Those snake oil salesmen were telling lies. So what shall we do? Yes, we go back to the shop and complain. Normally in circumstances like these, your statutory rights are upheld and you will be offered a refund or an alternative. That's the law!
Sadly the law does not apply in this case. You just bought a tin of biscuits containing only crumbs. Whose fault is it? I'm sorry to say it's your fault for being duped. Is there anything at all that you can do about it? Seemingly not. Is there anything the sellers of this unfit for purpose product can do about it? Yes, they should give YOU another option or, failing that, get sent to the Tower for failing to tell the truth.
My solution? Try unplugging 2016. Wait fifteen seconds and plug it back in. I'm not holding my breath though.
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