Brexit will deliver a bigger shock to Britain than Covid-19

As the moment of truth approaches, the free-trade fantasists persist in their bizarre view of Britain’s role in the world after it cuts loose from the EU

30th August, 2020
Brexit will deliver a bigger shock to Britain than Covid-19
A recently painted mural by British graffiti artist Banksy depicts a workman chipping away at one of the stars on an EU flag in Dover, south-east England Getty

Britain’s band of Brexit cultists are obsessed with Australia. In the eyes of these die-hard anti-Europeans, the so-called Lucky Country is the very thing a post-Brexit Britain must become – the master of its own destiny on the far side of the world, and the embodiment of the “anglosphere”, that mythical club of English-speaking, free-trading, democratic nations upon which the hopes of a downtrodden world depend.

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