Of course the difference between the Titanic and Brexit is that the building a big ship to cross the Atlantic wasn't an inherently ridiculous project that could never succeed, but a concept that had decent potential and was already being done, but that in this case was badly executed at a number of stages. Whereas Brexit is a terrible idea that could never succeed and that is being disastrously executed at every single point. Captain Smith and the White Star Line made they mistakes, but they never actually suggested that the iceberg was a good thing and perhaps the navy would like to use the ship for torpedo target practice and they'd see how fast they could get out of the way.
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