It did not get a look-in at either party conference but make no mistake: Brexit is alive and kicking
We seek it here, we seek it there. Yet Brexit is nowhere to be seen. Neither Labour in Brighton nor the Conservatives in Manchester wanted to utter the “B word”. Superficially at least, one might be led to believe that the prime minister has been as good as his word and “got Brexit done”.
And yet Brexit is everywhere. Discussed, sotto voce (and out of earshot of ministers) as a possible cause of fuel and food shortages. Muttered about as a drag on future growth. Hinted at as the reason why the UK can now do things differently and create what we are promised will be a “high-wage economy”. Brexit is done, but Brexit is not over.