Re: I think the issue was the binary question
>I think the issue was the binary question
>1) Leave things as they are
>2) Change things
Not entirely true.
I have seen numerous people that support 'remain' claiming that they knew what they were voting for/it was to keep things as they were, yet this is incorrect: the EU is not static, but is constantly changing.
If you voted to leave things as they were, then, as (relatively trivial) examples, your vote has already been overturned by:
the implementation of PESCO (occurred after the vote)
the reduction in the percentage of tariffs raised by the Common External Tariff (which are, of course, actually paid by UK consumers, so amount to the UK 'sending money' to the EU) kept by the home nation from 25% (2016) to 20% (2017) (with commensurate increase from 75% to 80% paid to the EU).
Remain voters (assuming they were moderately intelligent and informed) voted for ever closer union - constant change, in a direction that was broadly known, but with huge uncertainty in the details.
So the options were:
Vote for moderate uncertainty (change things a little, but continuously), and a broad direction of travel that was known
Vote for extensive uncertainty (change thing a lot), on an entirely different direction of travel