Just a conversation I imagined. I try to avoid politics but some things are just dumb.
We could use some widgets…
We make widgets. We could trade with you, if you like.
Ah, but you make square widgets. Our market needs round widgets. Can’t you make round ones instead?
Because we can’t have you deciding what shape widgets we’ll make. We demand sovreignty on this – we’ll make the widgets we decide.
So, do you still want those widgets, then?
Er, no, it’s okay. We can get round ones from Ceeland instead