Mrs May and her colleagues are locked in a delusional Brexit bubble – Telegraph.co.uk

Mrs May and her colleagues are locked in a delusional Brexit bubble – Telegraph.co.uk

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I have observed before that the most dangerous hidden price we have paid for our 44 years becoming ever more enmeshed in the European Union system of government has been the way our political class seemed to switch off en masse from ever really trying to understand it. And in the past year or two, as we prepare to leave, that ignorance has come back to haunt us in spades.

Not a day goes by without politicians and commentators making some elementary technical error, showing how little they grasp what we are up against: as when Philip Hammond is reported as arguing that we should leave the EU but remain in its customs union, without realising that a country cannot belong to the customs union without being an EU member.

Most frightening of all has been Theresa May (a “belief-free zone”, as one of her former Cabinet colleagues privately calls her) being talked into believing that we could simply…

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