- Oct 28, 2007
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~ The "hard Brexiters" are those want to act quickly and be gone. They want to curb European migration as quickly as possible, using a points system. They don't much value being part of the single market, and point out that just about every nation in the world has "access" to it, without being a member. You can call this the "Canada Lite" model if you like.
"Soft Brexiters" want to take their time, and retain as close a relationship with the rest of the European Union as possible. They want access to the single market, and some sort of minor concession on free movement.
Perhaps, they muse, the EU would give us an emergency brake and annual quotas on both sides. Their priority is to avoid trade tariffs and secure a good deal for services, particularly financial services. That's "Norway Plus" ~ Link.
Thoughtful article on the new politics, I really get the sense of a continued strong divide with people around me still talking of the "Remain Camp" and "Brexit Camp," but the talk of two versions of Brexit also makes sense.
As the article asks, are we going to see new political parties grow? UKIP certainly haven't given up - Johnathan Anott, UKIP member up here in the north certainly sees a future where he wants to convert the working class Labour voter who didn't support the official Labour position into a supporter of whatever name UKIP takes going forward.
We are a nation divided, that is something all politicians are going to have to address and be aware of.