My Brexit being one with the most free, most open trading, close working relationships with the EU, ease of access for EU nationals coming here? Now that is sad.
Ah yes. Enjoy it while it lasts. At some point your ideal Brexit will meet the reality of Brexit.
Here's some stories you're missing out on:
The Indian High Commissioner says India is not in a rush to get a trade agreement. He also thinks British views of India are tainted by "nostalgia". Doesn't sound like a winning combination to me. https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... de-deal-UK
Australia wants hormone-injected beef exports to be part of the FTA. Health concerns aside, that'll hurt local producers. Ditto the US and its hormone beef/chlorinated chicken. Might be a bit of a stumbling block on that road to global Britain.https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... trade-deal
The Global Britain narrative is an interesting one. Are you from the Minford school of thought? Because the Minford/JRM model, while innovative, will cause significant job losses in agriculture and manufacturing. On the flip side, it will be a boon to the financial sector, and probably bet positive for most of the country. That will really get the protectionist Bannonbart Brexit faction going. You know, the ones who're up in arms about where passports are made.
Here's the circle you have to square. Agricultural and manufacturing workers reside in majority Leave areas.
- Will they take job losses in their stride while the bankers and insurance brokers in remain-voting London reap the economic benefits?
- Will they accept immigrants (EU or otherwise) coming in and taking their jobs/lowering their wages?
And so on.
The 52-48 stats you post don't tell a happy story. They show that the divide has hardened. If it's true that Leavers have not changed their mind, it is equally true that they have failed to convinced remainders that Brexit is a good thing. That divide has become so unbridgeable that the Spectator and Telegraph fear that the Tories will get hammered in London council elections because of - you guessed it - Brexit. Two years on, the anger persists. Not a sign of a healthy, strong nation. Quite the opposite.
Your Brexit is predicated on that anger dissipating. It would need to. Otherwise the combination of angry urban dwellers and disenchanted and unemployed agricultura/manufacturing workers in your global Britain world might well conspire to put a certain Mr Corbyn into 10 Downing Street. And we both know that won't end well.
The remainders have conceded, but they are not vanquished. They know what's coming next - he battle between "global" Britain and "take back control" Britain. The former requires compromises that the latter may not accept.
I expect it'll be a lot more comedy than the current mess. Brexit - the gift that keeps on giving.