Britain faces an uncertain future and a much changed place in the world. But as the election campaigning gets under way, neither major party leader seems prepared to address this. Instead both May and Corbyn, in their different ways, seem more intent on returning to a more comfortable past than embracing the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Last Saturday the European Council published its “Guidelines for Brexit negotiations”. Its press release on the matter was short, and to the point, but long enough to be quite clear on the Union’s opening position and negotiating stance.