This view is not shared by our Julia but here goes anyway:
That’s the majority view, everyone on our side so wants it to be true, when it quite palpably is not:
# Still in the Customs Union
# Still in the Single Market
# Still only a small percentage of our fishing waters
# Still in the EU Army and no plans to leave
# Still paying the EU billions to prop them up to keep fighting us
# Still HS2.
And what’s more, with people somehow believing in the triumph of hope over experience that the EU in its death throes will cease demanding all those concessions it can eek out of Johnson – whyever would it cease demanding whatever it can con him into giving, playing hardball, when almost half voted to Remain? Maybe that’s about one third now but the third in high places of influence.
So what has changed? There’s been some movement on the ridiculously named ‘backstop’, the only thing Johnson is interested in. However, to mention it:
… is not done, is it? Just saw this:
EU reveals there’ll be customs checks in the Irish Sea after Brexit despite Boris Johnson’s repeated claims there won’t be.
“In addition, EU representatives have the right to be present during checks, request information & direct UK to carry out checks.”