Will Brexiters Bring Free Trade Back to Britain?
One can only hope. But things are going to get more ugly in the meantime.
The lesson for U.K. politicians who want the country to live up to the “Global Britain” slogan is that they cannot underestimate the work there is to be done, not just in negotiating rooms with future trading partners, but with the British people. That means decisively siding with the consumer—and against the vested interests that will always push for barriers to protect them from competition.