It really is quite staggering when you think about it: how can educated, intelligent people elected to govern a country, be so delusional that they think an international body comprised of twenty-seven other states would just roll over and compromise it’s integrity by allowing one state to leave without facing any consequences? How can the Tories even think that the EU would let thee UK leave but retain all the advantages of membership? can they not see that there is no way the EU will let us both have our cake and eat it, because it would make membership meaningless? It would simply cause Outist movements across the continent to spring up with equally ridiculous demands, and pretty soon the future of the entire European project would be under threat. It’s blatantly obvious, even to a naive dunce like me, that there is no way that the EU can let the tories get their way, so why are they persisting in the delusion that they can? Or put another way, why are the Tories continuing to patronise the country by refusing to admit the blindingly obvious: Brexit will ruin the country if it isn’t abandoned and we retake our place in the EU?