Brexit is about politics, not law. Which is why it’s tricky.

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.

 

 

Source: Theresa May must explain how Brexit can strengthen, rather than overturn, the West

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