“Brexit Means Brexit” Is a Meaningless Mantra
Britain Wants to Build a Wall Between Itself and Europe. That's Not Possible.
A hard and massive self-deception sits at the heart of Brexit, one that the United Kingdom’s government has not admitted to itself, much less the public: Brexit is a journey without any destination.
The heart of the problem is that Brits have been told, before the June 2016 referendum and after, that Brexit is about exiting the European Union. That’s true, but it leaves out the bigger, more difficult part of the story. Brexit is also about setting up a border with the EU.
The brutal truth is that erecting …