Here today, gone tomorrow?
Hands up then – who’s read Mrs May's Big Brexit Deal? I confess to having skimmed through it last night, and was surprised to be able to do so. Surely, if only 10% of those who voted for Brexit had made a similar effort, the website would have crashed? Outside of some politicians and others professionally engaged in this sad business, I doubt that even 10,000 people will bother to look at it, never mind read it. The government should publish the number of times the document is downloaded, then we’ll see how informed is this desire for a ‘good Brexit.’ Perhaps people are being put off by the oft repeated statement that the document runs to over 500 pages. They should be reassured – half of those pages are one third or half blank, and some deal with issues which few people are interested in – the future of our sovereign military bases in Cyprus for example. Anyway, I can’t see this most historic constitutional document getting onto the national curriculum. I suppose one good reason for not reading it is that its lifespan is likely to be shorter than the time taken to read it.
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