Well, Leavers, it’s here: the day you’ve been waiting for. Exit Day! From 11pm tonight the UK will no longer be a member of the European Union. Celebrate and enjoy. Have some cake. Ring a bell. You’ve won.
But remember this – today is the easy bit. And perhaps some of you still believe, despite all the evidence, that it’s the end game. But the really tough bits are still ahead. Enjoy today, because there won’t be much to celebrate in the future. Grab your flag and wave it proudly, for tomorrow the rest of us won’t be able to give you the attention you so desperately seek. We’ll be too busy getting on with the hard work of dealing with and/or cleaning up your mess.
There will come a time when you can no longer hide behind the transition period, and when the manufacturing companies leave, when the job losses mount, when public services are further reduced, when the NHS collapses, when human rights are eroded, when employment laws are repealed, and we’re all stuck on this nasty little backwater of an island after losing our freedom of movement, it will be someone else’s responsibility. But it will be your fault.