Soft “Soft Brexit” plans draw hard criticism

This week we finally learnt what Brexit meant when the government published its white paper on what sort of deal it wants from Brussels. Sadly, the paper spells out a poorly conceived, unworkable compromise that fails to take in the complexities of the institutions involved or the practicalities of international trade; and which fails to protect he British economy or return any sort of real control. As one well known political commentator succinctly put it “a total Horlicks”. In that sense, to one half of the country at least, Brexit did indeed mean Brexit all along.

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