Our relationship with the EU has become like a failed marriage where one partner wants to leave but can’t afford to do so. Mrs May’s speech was the equivalent of suggesting that we sleep in separate bedrooms and make our own meal plans. The slogan on her lectern said “shared history, shared challenges, shared future” but at some point we will need to divide the CDs and decide who is responsible for the dog.
It was a generous speech in many ways. An “it’s me, not you” explanation for the impending divorce. “The United Kingdom has never totally felt at home in the European Union,” she admitted. A bit later she added that the EU didn’t want this divorce at all.
Well, they might if they have to listen to any more of her tedious speeches.