(M+D Archive) An Uncertain Brexit Future

It was Brexit Day, on Friday. The United Kingdom today is finally no longer a member of the European Union, and it feels strange. It feels wrong. We face, we're told, an uncertain future. That's not something anyone should say with any ease or confidence, but here we are, in the triumph of the uncertainties, with flag waving revellers treating the advent of Brexit like a football away trip.

It seems hard to believe now, but there was a time when Brexiteers claimed with a straight face that the United Kingdom was shackled to the corpse of the EU, dragged down by it, slowed by it, and hobbled. Of course, this was never true, not now or ever. But they said it anyway. How strange then, that the UK should choose of its own volition to corpse itself and tie itself to the EU regardless. The only uncertainty now is how bad it's all going to get...

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Ev Buckley