Asperities

Brexit, the Hard Way

There is no “soft Brexit”. It does not exist as a serious or credible option. Halfway house arrangements in which we are subject to EU rules but have no say in setting them would represent the worst of all worlds. The only softness is in the heads of the people who advocate such half-baked notions

Britain’s electorate has put a Rubik’s Cube puzzle into the lap of the Westminster politicians, as Andrew Gamble outlines very persuasively in this issue. The aim of the puzzle is to get a majority in parliament not only so that the Queen’s government can be carried on but also in order to negotiate a satisfactory route to Brexit. Solving a complicated puzzle is always hard, but it’s harder when most of the participants and half of the spectators are not always giving truthful directions or honest advice. So a few questions. Why did the Tories lose? All those of us…

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