Here’s a good summary of the mess that the UK has got itself into, and why extricating itself from it will probably take years. Normal service will not be resumed soon. I particularly liked:
Q: I thought Boris said we could stay in the single market and get rid of freedom of movement.
A: He was either lying or he didn’t understand what he was talking about. Probably the first. The single market is a series of rules. His plan was like saying that you’re going to visit Paris but not abide by French law. It was nonsense.
And now he’s Foreign Secretary…
Another interesting point is that David Davis is now the “Secretary for Exiting the EU”. He is at least a serious politician, but there’s also a rather delicious irony in his appointment – he is currently suing the UK government at the European Court of Justice so as to enforce EU law. Curiouser and curiouser. Welcome to Wonderland.