Brexit Mystery No.2 . Why is this bogus ‘anglosphere’ idea that the UK leaving the EU is an opportunity to rebuild ties with Australia and New Zealand not being exposed as at least 90% nonsense ?

@DavidHenigUK: This idea that the UK leaving the EU is an opportunity to rebuild ties with Australia and New Zealand is at least 90% non… – https://twitter.com/brucemcd23/status/1012411345621389313

David Henig in his recent closely argued series of tweets ( see link above ) has set out why this notion doesn’t stack up .

There is a distinct flavour of the Anglosphere about this thinking .

One is immediately put in mind of the map of the Empire in its heyday which reportedly hangs on the office wall of that serial resignation threatener David Davis .

Andrew Lilico propounded the case for a new geopolitical partnership between what were once termed the Dominions and the UK – CANZUK .

Even to a casual observer there are obvious difficulties about setting  aside the normal principles held to influence trade eg Gravity /Proximity before exploring the issues of relative population size and barriers which would need to be addressed .

However the Brexiteers are allowed to paint a picture infused with a past of Imperial Pink and based on bombast and assertion .

Why are they not being held to account?

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