Never Mind the Brexit

Even if a second referendum overturns the Brexit vote, the damage is already done.


“Right, boys, what is the plan then, really?” a senior ex-UK government official asked recently, when invited to come back to the Home Office fold to help the UK with its impending divorce from the European Union. “And don’t tell me it’s a blank piece of paper with ‘Brexit’ written at the top.”

The story, as relayed to me, had the panel of three civil servants who were interviewing this particular person looking at each other with nervous grins in lieu of an answer. Needless to say, the person

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