Brexit has been compared to Dunkirk, largely by the Pro-Brexit lobby in terms of British endeavor and patriotism. They seem to forget that we got our arse kicked at Dunkirk and the only victory was that we didn’t get it kicked as badly as we might have done.
So how does Brexit compare, and what stage of the incident have we reached?
The position is that we have our men on the beaches with the German army ready to roll over them. Hitler is inviting us to surrender. The government has run out of options.
As a parallel I think it works remarkably well. We are about to get creamed (No deal). We’ve been invited to surrender (May’s deal). And the government has run out of options…
What next then? What did we do last time and what can we learn from it in order to not make the same mistakes?
After the ordinary people stepped up with their flotilla of little ships, we pulled right out of Europe, re-grouped then went back in and sorted them out.
We had one hell of a fight to get back into Europe and we could not have done it without the help from America and others. That time, we had no choice: we had to come right out and go back in.
This time we have a choice. Our men are still on the beaches in full retreat, but this time we have a magic bullet: by revoking article 50, we can go back in at full strength and save Europe from itself again.