You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

The concept and scale of a UK bill for leaving the EU was being discussed as early as last November and BBB pointed to an Irish Times article then that the bill for leaving could be as high as 60 billion euro. After the Article 50 vote last week The Economist noted that some dissenters were told off in the Commons for singing  the EU anthem Ode to Joy. The Eagles Hotel California foreboding lyrics though come to mind as the issue of a big bill for leaving comes again to the fore.  Not just the potential scale of it but that Barnier and his colleagues at least want the concept to be agreed by Britain before going any further. So you can’t leave without agreeing to pay the bill.  It goes onto point out the stark contrast in the scale of the bill and the Brexiteers argument that there was going to be buckets of cash for health. It also points out that Theresa May has done little to prepare people for this particular debate.