Faced with the complexities of it all, and so many possible ways that it could play itself out, it is easy to forget one or two of the potential outcomes of the Brexit situation.
One of them hit me tonight.
Before we get to the big one though, here are some of the policies a group within the conservative party pushed for in 2013…
- Control of Offshore Wind Turbines – Bill to restrict the height, number, location and subsidies of wind turbines situated offshore within 20 miles of the coast.
- Legislation to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change
- Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) – Bill to make provision to restrict the entitlement of non-UK Citizens from the European Union and the European Economic Area to taxpayer-funded benefits.
- Privatise the BBC
- Withdrawal from the European Convention of Human Rights
- Wind Farm Subsidies (Abolition) – Bill to make provision for the cessation of subsidies for the development of wind farms.
- Leave the EU
These suggestions were made by a group of 40 Tory MPs in 2013, and they had 40 of them in total. The pretendy-left magazine The New Statesman, described it as “beyond satire”, however, I think you’ll have noticed that a number of them have already come to pass and plenty more are on the way.
So they are having some success it would seem, and if you read them all, you’ll see that there are more than those I listed above that are already here or on the way.
The one I am saving for last however, is one that, now that they are going to get their wish that the UK leaves the EU, will not have anything to block it.
10) Capital Punishment – Bill to allow for capital punishment for certain offences.