Steve Bullock on the upside down logic of Brexit. Less is more...

Brexit means...

Leaving a Free Trade Area to trade more freely.

Leaving trade agreements to get new trade agreements.

A weaken influence to become stronger.

Turning inward to be more global.

Opting-out by opting-in.

Welcoming people by being hostile.

Avoiding customs checks by leaving a Customs Union.

Keeping access to the single market by leaving the single market.

Maintaining an invisible border by installing infrastructure.

Cutting red tape by adding to it.

Boosting investment by creating uncertainty.

Boosting jobs by reducing growth.

Taking responsibility by blaming others.

Uniting by creating divisions.

Respecting the Union by ignoring the wishes of its nations.

Enhancing devolution by centralising power.

Protecting consumers by reducing standards.

Helping workers by removing guarantees of rights.

Putting people first by making them poorer.

Saving the NHS by driving doctors and nurses away.

Bolstering public services by reducing tax-take.

Keeping the exact-same rights by removing some of them.

Tackling environmental threats by leaving an environmental regulator.

Ensuring security by leaving security cooperation structures.

Helping farmers by stopping subsidies and making their markets harder to access.

Helping research by making funding and cooperation harder.

Guaranteeing peace by undermining the Good Friday Agreement.

Saving money by recreating the present at substantial cost.

Bringing clarity by creating confusion.

Replacing reality with fantasy.

Evidence with blind faith.

Honesty with dishonesty.

Policy with bullshit.

Strategy with blagging.

Possible with impossible.

Leading with following.

Richer with poorer.

Sanity with insanity.

The future with a non-existent past.🔷

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
— George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article, with the author’s consent, with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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