Let no one think it will soon be over and this is only the end of the beginning, in a Brexit civil war that will last a generation and there appears to be no end in sight, no healing in prospect, no solution to hand and people are sick of the sight and sound of Brexit.
And if we go out without a No Deal, it will have the most malignant ending and it will be national suicide and there’s no need to repeat the obvious reasons why crashing out would be a crippling economic disaster that would turn us into a pariah state.
And then you had the devil may care David Davis wantonly reneged on certified EU debts with indifference and stated that they would keep the £39 billion and use it as they saw fit and London’s Metropolitan Police were advising additional security for shops to guard against No Deal panic buying.
But our country doesn’t deserve punishment for this Brextremist stupidity and Brexiters will only blame the fallout on the EU, the nasty toads and browbeating Fritzes and there will be no national healing found amongst the queues populated by our equivalent of the old Soviet babushkas carrying perhaps bags for whatever might be available to buy.
But would a Norway option be healing? It has a pleasant jingle to it, invoking the kind of civilised Nordic cold compress the country so very badly needs and some of the nicer Tories back this trade-off.
It keeps us closer to our neighbours, satisfying the Remainers with the single market, free movement and possibly adding in the customs union. How homey the EEA and EFTA sound, roosting on the out rim of the EU with the chance of a return in saner days.
But the EU will reject the same deal as Norway, while Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland don’t want us big-footing their club and before we do this terrible thing, the people should be asked if this is what they want.
Of course, a referendum would be another hell of its own and we don’t need Benedict Cumberbatch reminding us of the depths to which referendums sink and people might still cling to Brexit, but there is a growing chance voters will step back.
And even that won’t be the end because even if Remain wins, the turbulence will still go on and the Tory party may divide, as it should, with the Brexit axis set to raise deformation.
Nigel Farage threatens a people’s army, claiming dangerously that Parliament is against the people. Boris Johnson stirred conspiracy paranoia by suggesting the deep state is hindering Brexit and Chris Grayling warned of no-Brexit unrest, near as dammit inciting a riot.
At the end of the day, no kind of Brexit will ever be enough for them and the only defence against their threats is asking the people to choose and it’s the only hope of soothing national wraths when Parliament can’t.