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114,594. There might be some fresh grass out there. Prince Andrew
128,891. The British establishment cares more about locking Britain into the EEC than other single thing for the very simple reason that they see it as the final guarantee that Britain under any government will never adopt socialist policies because it would be illegal under the Treaty of Rome. (Labour & European Union & Brexit) Tony Benn, Against the Tide, Youtube 53.24
120,692. Scandal of Brexit is not that we’ve failed, but that we have not tried. (Brexit & Johnson) Boris Johnson
119,674. That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt. (Brexit & Dream & Johnson) Boris Johnson, resignation letter
71,622. We have a Conservative leader that believes in green taxes, that won't bring back grammar schools, that believes in continuing with total open-door migration from eastern Europe and refuses to give us a referendum on the EU. (European Union & Brexit) Nigel Farage
71,630. I’m surprised we have the front to call this a debate, because the minister didn’t tell us any of the substance of the negotiations. But of course there is no debate is there? No debates in the national parliaments. No informed opinion in the press. No debate at all. And why? Because this whole treaty is being put together in secret. And that is being done because you don’t want to involve the citizens of Europe; you’re fearful that the more they found out about your grandiose plans, the more likely they are to vote NO. And what’s worse still is the downright dishonesty with which this whole process is being pursued. (European Union & Brexit) Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party, lone address to European Parliament
127,934. A terrible terrible drag for this country … Just 15% of Britain’s gross domestic product is engaged in the manufacture and sale of goods and also services to the European Union and yet we’re part of a single market that regulates 100% of British business. Nigel Farage, Oxford Union Debate, Youtube 15.45
106,074. Brexit means Brexit. Theresa May
106,075. We the people are being cajoled, frightened and bullied into surrendering our democracy and freedom. This film is a rallying cry. We might fight for our independence. Brexit: The Movie, 2016
106,076. ‘This is the single most important political decision any of us will make in our lifetime.’ ibid. Farage
106,077. There are 10,000 people here who are paid more than David Cameron. ibid.
106,078. ‘We see EU largess effectively buying opinion.’ ibid. Farage
106,079. We’ve not gained power; we’ve lost it. ibid.
106,080. ‘There’s so much nonsense talked about trade deals.’ ibid. Professor Patrick Minford
98,138. Ten days ago we all felt the political ground shift beneath our feet. Most MPs wanted to remain. Most voters didn’t. (European Union & Brexit) Panorama: Why We Voted to Leave: Britain Speaks
108,684. Britain is facing the biggest shake-up in food and farming since the Second World War. Some farmers feel a bad Brexit deal could drive them out of business. Others say food standards could drop. But could food costs actually be lower when we’re out of the EU? (Brexit & Farming) Panorama: Britain’s Food and Farming: The Brexit Effect, BBC 2017
121,217. The deadline’s looming: Theresa May has got just weeks left to secure a Brexit deal with the EU and to get it through parliament. Panorama: Inside No. 10: Deal or No Deal, BBC 2018
121,218. No deal is now a real possibility. ibid.
121,219. For ever more it will be known as the Chequers Plan. ibid.
124,594. Back in 2016 Britain began going round in circles. The referendum result was clear enough. If only it were that simple. 53 days until we leave and we’re no clearer how it’s going to happen. The government and the opposition promised to deliver Brexit. So far without conspicuous success. Panorama: Brexit: Who’s in Charge? BBC 2019
124,595. Brexiteers fear the backstop could effectively keep us in a customs union with the EU for ever. ibid.
129,015. A no-deal Brexit could be on the cards as both candidates in the race to be prime minister talk it up. Panorama: No-Deal Brexit: Are We Ready? BBC 2019
131,732. The British people have spoken and the answer is we’re out. Panorama, David Dimbleby, How Brexit’s Changed Britain, BBC 2019, day of independence, BBC news
131,733. It’s three and a half years now since that referendum vote and we’re still not out. ibid.
131,734. ‘Are they going to threaten they won’t sell us their Volkswagens? Are the French going to threaten not to sell us their butter? Are the Italians going to deny us the right to buy their wine?’ ibid. Tony Benn
131,735. But Brexit was never just about whether we’d be better off out or in the EU. ibid.
131,736. But does the Conservative Party take some responsibility for the delay? ibid.
131,737. Family arguments have flared up in homes across the country, and with it frustration that nothing seems to be happening. ibid.
77,316. In or out? … ‘It’s them: it’s Brussels.’ (European Union & Brexit) Europe: Them or Us? I: An Island Apart, BBC 2016, Farage
72,069. Churchill was never clear about what Britain’s role should be. (European Union & Brexit) ibid.
97,739. Britain had the chance to join from the start. (European Union & Brexit) ibid.
55,760. ‘If there was an objection in principle, we should surely have been told so from the start.’ (European Union & Brexit) ibid. Macmillan
97,740. ‘It was a coup d’état by a political class who didn’t believe in popular sovereignty.’ (Coup & European Union & Brexit) ibid. Benn
44,569. The  referendum was decisive: the country said yes to Europe and the Common Market by a margin of two to one. (European Union & Brexit) Europe: Them or Us? II Voice of the People
97,767. Europe had split Margaret Thatcher’s party and cabinet. (European Union & Brexit) ibid.
98,081. Britain and Europe start working out how exactly this conscious coupling with proceed and what Brexit actually means. (European Union & United Kingdom & Great Britain & Brexit) Life After Brexit: A Newsnight Special
98,082. How did we get such a divided country? … The most fraught issue of all – the gulf between Inners and Outers. The new national divide. (European Union & United Kingdom & Great Britain & Brexit) ibid.
98,386. How did it happen? And why did so few people in the establishment think it actually might? (European Union & Great Britain & Brexit) Brexit: The Battle for Britain, BBC 2016
98,387. For years concerns about immigration had been underplayed in polite political circles. (European Union & Great Britain & Brexit) ibid.
98,388. Several cabinet ministers told me they thought the campaign too negative. (European Union & Great Britain & Brexit) ibid.
98,978. The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.
This was, in great part, a vote by those angered and demoralised by the sheer arrogance of the apologists for the ‘remain’ campaign and the dismemberment of a socially just civil life in Britain. The last bastion of the historic reforms of 1945, the National Health Service, has been so subverted by Tory and Labour-supported privateers it is fighting for its life. (European Union & Vote & Election & Great Britain & Brexit) John Pilger, Why the British Said No to Europe, 2016
99,021. It became the biggest event in modern British history: the Referendum. But it was really a family row – one raging in the Conservative Party for over half a century. (European Union & Great Britain & Brexit) Brexit: A Very British Coup, BBC 2016
99,022. Enter Farage: Vote Leave have refused to allow Nigel any part in their campaign. (European Union & Great Britain & Brexit) ibid.
99,024. ‘I’ve been on the road a fortnight and most of my time has been spent in Labour areas ... There’s not such much of a debate going on in Labout areas.’ (European Union & Great Britain & Brexit) ibid.
102,271. On 24th June last year Britain woke up to a political earthquake. The shockwaves spread across Europe. In Britain we are now consumed by what Brexit means for us. But for the European Union Brexit is one crisis among many. (European Union & Brexit) This World: After Brexit: The Battle for Europe, BBC 2017
102,272. In almost every EU country there is now an anti- establishment nationalist-minded movement on the rise. (European Union & Brexit) ibid.
102,273. It’s in France where it might meet its Waterloo. (European Union & Brexit) ibid.
102,274. ‘They have been wrong about everything for thirty years.’ (European Union & Brexit) ibid. Marie le Pen
103,696. Theresa May is about to push the button on Brexit and head off on a mission … For Brexiteers the dream is a quicky divorce. (European Union & Brexit) Brexit: Britain’s Biggest Deal, BBC 2017
103,697. A lot of money is on the table ... That potentially massive bill is for Britain’s share of existing EU spending commitments like the pensions of EU officials. (European Union & Brexit & Great Britain & United Kingdom) ibid.
103,698. Our skies are governed right now by the EU with a myriad of European legislation. (European Union & Brexit) ibid.
103,700. They set themselves a new target of negotiating a trade deal within two years. On top of all that tricky divorce. (European Union & Brexit) ibid.
104,726. Tonight: will it be deal or no deal? The countdown to Brexit is on. Getting it right on trade: the biggest political test of Theresa May’s life. (European Union & Brexit) Deal or No Deal? Brexit Britain: Tonight, ITV 2016
104,727. The EU has said there’ll be a so-called divorce settlement which some say could cost us up to £50 billion. (European Union & Brexit & Great Britain & United Kingdom) ibid.
107,912. Well, what does it mean? For the last year it’s meant a battle for the soul of Britain … It’s a battle where passions runs high, where nothing is certain. Brexit Means Brexit: The Unofficial Version I, BBC 2017
107,913. Trump thinks he owes his victory to Farage’s anti- establishment template. ibid.
107,914. ‘That may be her [May] opportunity to go for a spring election.’ ibid. Farage
107,915. 29th March - Brexit finally means Brexit. ibid.
107,916. She calls a general election and rams it through parliament. ibid.
122,212. Has the United Kingdom changed its mind about Brexit? Is the country as divided as ever? Brexit: What the Nation Really Thinks, BBC 2018