When I think about the current political climate around Brexit in the United Kingdom, the most confusing thing to me is how there seems to be a large number of people who are happy to shoot themselves in the foot by advocating for a no-deal Brexit.
I don’t believe a significant majority of the British population want something so dangerous. The advocates seem to be Twitter accounts with a small number of followers pushing an agenda that the government’s very own Commitee on Exiting the EU has said is dangerous:
a ‘no deal’ exit from the EU would be the most economically damaging outcome for the UK, with the effect most pronounced in the North East and the West Midlands, and the chemical, retail, food and drink and manufacturing sectors would be hardest hit.
I saw a tweet by Dr Alina Polyakova that resonated with me so much that I had to share it and the quoted United States of America’s CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) document titled The war on Pineapple: Understanding Foreign Interference in 5 Steps.