Since the referendum vote last summer for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, three things have become apparent.
First, Brexit will be complex, not simple.
Second, the UK government is not (or is not currently) equal to the task of Brexit.
Third, regardless of the difficulties, the UK government is in any case making it worse for itself, to the extent it seems almost that it is self-sabotaging the whole process.
I do not claim any originality for these three insights; I just wanted to jot them down here, in one place.