Meanwhile, James Forsyth argues in the Telegraph that despite faltering on the technicalities, our Brexit dream-team of Davis, Fox and Johnson at least have an optimistic shared vision for Britain’s free-trade future. What is not so clear however, is whether Theresa May’s government and the nation as a whole shares this vision.
Next we have a trio of disparate articles looking at the effects of Brexit thus far. Phillip Stevens writes in the FT that “Britain is falling into denial about Brexit”, arguing that Brexit will be “a long, tortuous process” and that the worst is yet to come. Francesco Guerrera writes in much the same vein for Politico, suggesting that “the day of reckoning has only been delayed”. On the other hand, Ross Clark is more optimistic in the Spectator, writing that the latest evidence of a Brexit bounce is “making doom-mongers look foolish”.
For Politics.co.uk, Ben Kelly makes the liberal Eurosceptic case that the EEA option would be our best first-step, arguing that “the EEA is a perfectly acceptable starting point” and that “it represents a vast repatriation of policy making power”.
Finally, Pete North argues on his always excellent blog that “Brexit need not be complex”. We can make this process as complicated as we want, but why should we risk the enormous cost of failure when more straightforward routes out of the EU are available?