Britain is heading for a soft Brexit

Jun 14, 07:36 PM

In Britain we try to make sense of yet another week of Brexit chaos. Amid the resignations, rebellions and recriminations, a simple truth is beginning to emerge. A “hard” Brexit—free of the clutches of European judges, trade policy and migration rules—has long looked inevitable. No longer. Parliamentary arithmetic and the need to keep an open border in Ireland are leading inexorably to a softer deal, in which Britain stays close to Europe