Very well articulated, very good explanation as to the present goings-on. Yes, I can just imagine how the ‘negotiations’ are going-on behind closed doors – “…oh, we want these concessions here and there, and we still want to trade here and here etc etc! We want this, this and this. We need this, this, this, oh and this…” Response from EU country members across the table (with a slight chuckle): “Err, no? Why? Why should we do this!? You’re out of the club don’t you know. Are you mad? You can’t have your cake and eat it. You have to beg. Or pay*. Or join up!”
And I agree, you put it well: immigration was one of the two** big issues that swayed ‘pie in the sky’ (mainly elderly) optimists to vote Brexit – but Brexit doesn’t necessarily fix this issue. And it could be tackled from within the EU. Other EU countries are starting to try and tackle this issue properly, and we could have done the same thing from within the EU.
(* don’t talk of ‘pay’, this whole process will cost the tax-payer financially as much as the Iraqi war virtually – billions – you could have built numerous hospitals, schools, whatever, for all this tom-foolery).
(** the other issue presumably being the bureaucracy and cost (or waste) of the EU – but don’t talk of ‘cost’ – instead see ‘pay’ above – this whole political lark and charade is what is called waste – from the very word go – when Cameroon said to himself in the bath one morning “Oooh, now, wait a minute – Hey! Eureka! – if I concede to my Euro-Sceptic Wets to have a referendum on the EU, I can keep my job, and there’s no way people will want to get out of the EU, no way – it’ll be a really safe move, yes, yes, that’s what I’ll do…” Yes, Mr Camer-Roon, just like when you thought the same thing about the Indy Ref – a very safe move to placate the Scots that was too, wasn’t it Mr Camer-Roon… but instead it lead to the break up of the Union, and the United Kingdom. This more recent move of yours will lead to the break up of the EU which for all its faults, since 1945 has contributed to the reduction in World Wars).
[But everyone’s forgotten about Mr Camer-Roon, they have no sense of history, or of history repeating itself, they don’t look back to history – viz Mr Bliar who could in 2003 have looked back to 1922 and the total Iraq mess of the different factions but didn’t – so no one thinks about Camer-Roon anymore, or about 1702 when Scotland was in a terrible state, or the 1900’s or 1930’s when individual countries in Europe were pushing for extra power and trade when there was no consensus or agreement… Instead the historians in eighty years time will look back all right. But that won’t affect us, we’re old gits… except for… wait, wait, what was the title of your blog again, what was it… oh yes, ‘Future of Our Children’…].