Latest Issue

The plain truth is that Britain will probably never leave the European Union—thank goodness

Why can’t Leavers just accept that the country deserves another say?

By Jonathan Lis  

Theresa May in Brussels on Wednesday night. Photo: Nicolas Landemard / Le Pictorium/Maxppp/PA Images

It must have been the culmination of Theresa May’s worst nightmares. First she pledged we would leave the EU on 29th March. Then she insisted we would not participate in the European elections. After that she guaranteed she would not accept any Brexit extension beyond 30th June. And finally she agreed to the fait accompli the 27 other European leaders had prepared for her while she waited in a different room, and postponed Brexit…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect