This diagram illustrates the reason I’m struggling to find any real meaning in the current Brexit debate. It’s worth too considering that Switzerland voted more than two years ago to renegotiate the deal it has with the EU to close the door on mass immigration.
Thus far there has been little or no progress on the matter. You will notice there’s been a lot of shouting and a lot of demagogic simplification, but little careful examination of the nature of the alternative to full membership.
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