Global Affairs

Dialogue of the deaf led to Brexit

The process of Brexit highlights what happens when there is a meltdown of institutional politics, a failure of an entire generation of politicians.


Tomorrow, the British Parliament in London is almost certain to reject the separation deal that Prime Minister Theresa May painstakingly negotiated with the European Union, notwithstanding the fact that all European governments have warned that no alternative deal is on offer.

Nothing better illustrates the unreal current condition of the country, which used to be a byword for political stability.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2018, with the headline 'Dialogue of the deaf led to Brexit'. Print Edition | Subscribe