Brexit summer

Parliament is in recess, but Brexit hasn’t gone away. While Britain has been lobbying in Europe for the Chequers plan, there has been talk of food and medicine shortages in the event of a ‘no deal’. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

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It turns out the UK is not even prepared for the preparations to leave the EU

The chief secretary to the Treasury is asked if the Chequers Brexit fudge will hold

Enthusiasm for a second referendum is making cliff-edge EU exit more likely

An improved UK offer would respect integrity of the internal market better than EEA

The prospect of food and medicine shortages will trump the fantasies

A combination of Brexit and a sluggish economy may deter the Bank of England

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A political phenomenon is pitting metropolitan elites against small-town populists

Electoral laws need to be toughened to suit the social media age

Letter from Robert A Rogowsky, Monterey, CA, US

Letter from Dr Denis MacShane, London, UK