In her speech today, Theresa May announced the following -
* The UK will leave the Single Market.
* The UK will leave the Customs Union (giving us a lesser status than Turkey).
* The jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice will no longer extend to the UK.
* The UK will not retain "partial membership" of the European Union.
* The UK will not accept anything that leaves it "half in, half out".
* The UK will not seek to "adopt a model already enjoyed by other countries" (ie. the Norway or Swiss models that are synonymous with a soft Brexit).
* The UK will not seek to retain "bits of EU membership" after Brexit.
Labour's mind-boggling response to that manifesto was "it is good that she has ruled that hard Brexit out at this stage". Which begs the obvious question - what exactly would qualify as hard Brexit in Labour's eyes? What would make them acknowledge that this is a plan that needs to be fought, rather than embraced or finessed? I'm beginning to think only a foreign policy akin to that of North Sentinel Island (breaking off all contact with the outside world and throwing spears at any boat or plane that approaches) would do the trick.