In Brexit Britain, taking back control means the opposite

Prime Minister Theresa May likes to insist that her Brexit deal means Britain will "take back control" over its borders. But with just three months to go before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the very opposite is happening.

Control is being outsourced, not taken back. The money and skills needed to create Britain's post-Brexit infrastructure are making the country more, not less, dependent on foreign help.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2019, with the headline 'In Brexit Britain, taking back control means the opposite'. Print Edition | Subscribe