bovlomov wrote:pete75 wrote:The whole point is that there isn't a middle ground. Leavers and remainers are each on the opposite sides of a binary decision.
The referendum was binary but the options aren't. It is only since the referendum that anyone has pretended it is binary. Before the referendum, prominent leavers were promising, variously, Norway, Canada, A customs union, THE customs union, the single market and other bespoke deals. They were promising nothing would change for EU citizens in the UK. Since the referendum, however, Theresa May has imagine lots of red lines, and the same leavers are advocating no deal (or 'WTO rules', whatever they are). Few of them have said a word in defence of EU citizens here, or UK citizens in the EU.
The result of the referendum was hijacked by extremists who had said nothing about their true plans until after the vote. If Brexit doesn't happen, it will be down to them and their dishonesty.
The options now are binary.
The prominent leavers you refer to were not in a position to promise anything and more fool those who believe them. What middle ground is there?