As far as the Brexiters are concerned, the 16 million who voted remain are losers who can glibly be ignored if they don't knuckle under. " It's a done deal, it's all over. Let's all get on with Project Rubbish. There is no other option now! " Yell the Brexiters. Well, sorry but no. The Clowns and Cretins are big time wrong. The intransigent Remainers and those who will join them as living standards crash can be organised into a potent political force. Since in Parliament, only the SNP feels able to formally oppose Brexit, it is time for a new centrist party that would campaign in by-elections and the next general election for a reformed EU. We stay inside or return back inside and clean it up. Outside of Scotland, there are hundreds of constituencies to be targeted where good majorities voted in the referendum to remain. The new centrist party would return democratically a solid pro EU block of MPs to democratically give the Brexiters the boot.
How about calling this new centrist party the Moderates? It abreviates pleasingly to the Mods. With a bit of dosh, we don our parkhas and leap on our Vespas and do it. It won't be quite so easy but us Remainers/Mods should take heart from the words of de Gaulle in another dark time: " We have lost a battle but we have not lost the war".
Tomorrow, 17th of January 2017, Theresa May will tell the world a little about her Brexit plans. She will also tell the British that thanks to her good friend Donald the future for a Trumpish and totally deregulated Britain is rosy. Sure, and pigs will fly.