Milarepa wrote:As someone in the US dealing with our own shitshow, from here it looks like no one actually has a suggestion for how to proceed. The various parties know what they will *refuse* to do, but I can’t see anyone saying what they *want* to do. Is that about it?
And am I correct that the view that the whole thing be called off is not the view of any party in the U.K.?
I think that's close. Because - like the US - the country is so polarised the two main parties are both trying and failing to reconcile two unreconcilable groups. For Labour, the party and a large section of its voters were Remain but huge swathes of its traditional working class heartlands voted to Leave. The Tories' voters are almost all Leave while the party itself is mainly Leave (with a small rump of remainers) but divided between 'soft' europhiles and 'hard' xenophobe nationalists (my words
The Labour leadership position is to honour the referendum by leaving while remaining as close to Europe as possible.
The Tory leadership position is to try to leave without destroying the UK's economy (ie, with a deal) or the Conservative & Unionist Party.
While the Labour position should be easy, and it would honour our obligations to The Good Friday Agreement etc, they are not in power, so it's kind of theoretical really.
The Tory position is the shitshow unfolding as I type.