Lions led by donkeys. It never changes.
Here’s a proposal: let’s give a foreign power sovereignty over Yorkshire in exchange for a 2% reduction on agricultural tariffs. What’s the sensible response?
(1) Get out before we cut all your throats.
(2) This is a great basis for negotiation, let’s negotiate through the night and produce a 600-page document agreeing terms, including numerous further surrenders in the small print, which we can foist on everyone before they even have a chance to read it.
That seems to be how the rulers of the United Kingdom are thinking. If we put up with this, we’re donkeys led by donkeys.