Phoney war over, a sensible Brexit finally beckons

Phoney war over, a sensible Brexit finally beckons
'History will likely be kind' to Theresa May. Pic: Getty

Far from being the barrier to Brexit as depicted by arch-Brexiteers, the subtle compromise at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement provides a safe route to a lasting, post-Brexit accommodation between the two islands

For most historians, the declaration of war by Britain and France against Nazi Germany on the September 3rd 1939 marked the beginning of World War II. But the following eight months were so lacking in significant incident that the period is now generally known as the phoney war. In practical terms, the German attack on France and the Low Countries on May 10th 1940 marked the real start of hostilities. The phoney war was finally over.


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