I am somewhat amused to see the ecstatic enthusiasm with which the Guardian readers are welcoming the thought of being able to remain as individuals within the EU.
Presumably this would take the form of a Visa or Eu passport for which they will have to pay. What none of them consider is quite how much they will have to pay! Will they have to use it or lose it? All sorts of wrinkles there that may prove very expensive indeed.
As you know I have been to and fro the USA since 1976, working visas, residency, medicals, photographs, biometrics, fingerprints, flights to maintain residency, all are taken regularly and paid for! By us. I have never actually had the strength to tot up quite how much all this has cost over the years, but it is many thousands.
Do these idiots seriously think the broke EU would pass up a chance milk cow like this? A veritable whole stampeding herd of a dairy presenting their udders with gay abandon. Not a snowball’s chance in hell! Place your bets as to how much this will cost the participants, my bet it would aggregate to several hundred pound of direct and indirect fees a year in due course after paying for this that and the other. Jolly expensive for the average remainer who goes on the odd continental jaunt or holiday property owner, the wannabee dreamer residents. For those who actually work there. their bills will no doubt be picked up by their employers. I foresee great enthusiasm at first with the scheme withering dramatically after the first five years of bills rendered especially amongst the young when reality and family costs hit. More likely to be lucky to be able to afford going camping in Devon for a week
Maybe I’m too cynical in my old age, but I doubt it!