Juliet Samuel writes that, “The defining feature of the argument around Brexit models is an obsessively legal one that assumes that Brexit can create no new legal forms of co-operation or trade, but must rely on the current available options. It ignores that fact that we are not dealing with lawyers and statute on a two-year timetable. Brexit is about the fate of nations over decades.”
Of course, the very fact that it IS political is why no-one in the EU wants to admit this. Providing too easy an “out” for the UK threatens the entire edifice.
And in that combination lies the entire problem.