Brexit fantasy can’t survive contact with cold reality

In her Florence speech, prime minister Theresa May conceded two of the major debating points of the first round of Brexit negotiations

24th September, 2017

That sound you hear is reality hitting Brexiteer fantasies at speed. You would imagine a loud crash, or a dull thud. Instead, it’s a whoosh of air and a bit of a whimper.

Prime minister Theresa May’s Florence speech was a concession. In it, she conceded two of the major debating points of the first round of Brexit negotiations.

One, the bill for outstanding commitments. Two, the need for some kind...

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