A few hours later, this thread, https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1562389811880759297.html by Richard Bentall, on rejoining the EU came up on twitter. It illustrates the failings of Brexit, and its growing unpopularity. It makes the point that the Tory Party, “ …now exists only as a brand name. It has been taken over and effectively destroyed by a bunch of UKIP English nationalists and other (frankly) nutters.” It also points at a blog, again written by Richard on the LSE blog site which argues that there is a majority for a closer relation with Europe than the current post Brexit deal, and it is more popular than rejoining despite or because of the entrenched identities people have chosen. The author compares our current state of madness with prohibition in the USA which only lasted 13 years. Even then still too late for my next passport to be Burgundy.