David Davis has said that the Brexit negotiations are so complicated that they may be the most complex negotiations in human history. And now he has also said that the negotiations will be kept from Parliament.
Negotiation is the fine art of not letting the other side know your parameters, so it makes sense that closed doors may be necessary, but what guarantee do we have that David Davis will be more competent than he has appeared to be so far? Is this what the Brexit campaigners wanted – a series of secret agreements, a fait-accompli that would be presented to the country after it is far too late to do anything about it?
Well, that is the danger of proceeding with Brexit. Choosing to implement a non-productive plan without the resources to achieve a valid replacement of the single-market when the country is running a record deficit that nobody is talking about anymore is unrealistic.