In his post today (http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=86443), Dr Richard North dissects with commendable detail and precision the reports that EFTA+EEA is being suggested by the EU Commission.
There is of course a deeply depressing inevitability that any such suggestions will be denounced by the barmy army of hard line Brexiteers champing at the bit to leave the EU without a deal and to rely on the perceived Shangri-La of WTO default!
Which is one possible reason why the EU Commission is putting it forward!
Of course, there is the possibility that there are those in the EU Commission who are genuinely wanting to the UK to have a “good Brexit” and not a chaotic one!
There is of course a more likely, darker and quintessentially Machiavellian reason: That the EU is wanting to manoeuvre the UK into one of two positions:
1. Abandoning Brexit after a second referendum to that effect.
2. Putting a post Brexit UK into a “transitional phase” during which the EU will negotiate (at it’s leisure) a “comprehensive and deep free trade deal” whilst the EU Treaties still apply to the UK but without any UK influence in the decisions of the EU there from. A state which we at the British Gazette have borrowed the term “purgatory” from the Roman Catholic church to describe such!
Should the treasonous imbeciles constituting Her Majesty’s government (urged on by the even greater imbecile in the form of the Unfortunate Nuttall) opt for #2, then the EU Commission will be smiling and rubbing it’s collective hands in gleeful anticipation for a Lib-Lab coalition government to emerge after the Thursday 7th May 2020 UK General Election!
The expectation being of course that this government will advocate the UK should rejoin the EU.
Which of course will mean the necessity of joining the Eurozone!
It makes one think of the Parable of the Sower – Matthew Ch 13 vs 1-9 particularly verse 7: “And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: ……”
That those in UKIP are actively participating like naves contributing to the UK’s continuing vassalage to the EU also draws to mind the two words that constitute the shortest verse in the Bible and the death of Lazarus: John Ch 11 v 35 “Jesus wept.”
“Game, set, match and championship!” As they say in Wimbledon each July!