The UK’s Brexit strategy has returned to a state of chaos
Theresa May’s weakness has left her a captive of her party’s hard Brexiteers
Brexit countdown: after a few summer weeks of sanity, UK strategy has returned to chaos. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA
After a few summer weeks of sanity while Theresa May was tramping the mountains of Austria and Wales, the United Kingdom’s Brexit strategy has returned to its earlier state of chaos, and the prime minister’s weakness is to blame.
While she was away the cabinet started to form a consensus behind a transition period after Brexit, during which trading conditions would remain as close as possible to the status quo.