As I have told my students "Never in the history of the United Kingdom have some many hundreds of billions been wasted, on behalf of so many millions, by so few to achieve such negative results." Well it is coming up to the time for this foolishness to meet the Brexit reality. The paperwork on the Northen Irish border, the paperwork and possible tariffs at the Dover Calais will be one of the immediate visible effects of Brexit but there is much worse to come. The UK labour market will suffer from having less EU workers both skilled and unskilled, foreign direct investment will be hit, many businesses will fail, unemployment will rise, the public finances will take a severe hit and supply chains will be severely disrupted. This will be followed by more stories of poverty, kids not getting the food they need, a rise in mental health problems and social divisions and ineqaulity will rise.
All I hear from some Brexiteers is we will be getting our sovereignty back and how after covid Brexit is just a minor set back or a "bump in the road". It may be a small bump for the wealthy and privileged that have plenty of funds to tide them over but it is not a bump in the road to the hundreds of thousands that will lose their jobs, struggle to meet their bills to feed their kids and themselves. The Brexit lunacy knows no bounds but I suspect that the time of reckoning for the Brexiteers is about to start.
There are three risks facing the UK, covid, Brexit and the greatest in my opinion is 4 more years of a country being run by a Prime Minister who is way out of his depth, a serial liar and a bungling incompetent of epic proportions.