A measure of our ever more surreal times was the way in which, as Britain totters ever closer to a “no-deal” Brexit, and on the day Lord King, the former governor of the Bank of England, was warning that the Government is unprepared for its “disastrous consequences”, the lead news story was: “Calorie counts to be listed on menus”.

Theresa May may be persisting with her Chequers plan, rejected as unworkable by virtually everyone else. But even with “no deal”, we would still need to cobble together a host of what Dominic Raab, the Brexit Secretary, calls “side deals”, simply to keep much of our economy functioning.

Here are just three of the problems which, as the European Commission has repeatedly…


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