Europe must wake up to the drastic consequences of a hard Brexit
The Netherlands knows what it will lose if the UK crashes out. It is less than the price of giving Britain a sweet deal. Because it is such a riveting clown show with new crazy episodes almost every day, Europeans can be forgiven for ignoring the fact that Brexit is going to hurt them too. But as the date of Britain’s departure comes closer and Theresa May’s government continues its kamikaze policy of demanding the politically unthinkable from the EU, it is time for Europeans to wake and begin preparing for the worst.