Eurosceptic Tories, here’s the bad news: it’s a fiction that Britain can have a foreign policy fit for purpose without the EU
Considering that the width of the Channel does not change, it is surprising how often British politicians seem surprised by the proximity of France.
Currently, Priti Patel is enraged by the volume of people making the crossing in small boats. Boris Johnson is frustrated by Patel’s inability to stop the traffic. Tory MPs who told constituents that Brexit had secured the nation’s perimeter are alarmed to find that their boast was premature.