17 Jan '19 09:26>
@indonesia-phil said'Agreed' in as much as I voted to leave, but viewing both Boris and Mogg as comical figures (driven by self-interest) and UKIP as a party of vagabonds and scallywags, there is no affinity there in any meaningful sense. My affinity is with my fellow Brits who have had enough of the EU and simply want to have an amicable separation with as minimal damage to all parties concerned. I think a 'managed' Brexit is not only possible but the most likely scenario as we edge nearer to March.
You may consider that you have no 'affinity' with them, but you agree with them, which is the important thing, is it not? The rest is just semantics.
We know that you subscribe to the 'It'll be alright on the night' school of thought, and that the magic rabbit will be pulled from the hat, but where are the answers to the Irish border question, or exiting without the ...[text shortened]... but after two + years we seem to be little closer to minimizing impacts, simple though this may be.
It's not a case of crossing my fingers and kidding myself that 'It'll be alright on the night' but having the genuine belief that as the final hour approaches some interim measures will be put in place to prevent things grinding to a halt. Why is this? Because when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, 'nobody' wants a 'bad' Brexit. It serves no one. All would suffer.
Personally, when I voted for Brexit, I knew there would be turbulent days before we reaped the benefits. Such is the nature of change. We will still look back in a few years time and be glad we got out when we did. (Though I genuinely hope the EU itself survives the big waves that are coming its way).