EMBARRASING

Leaked Gov’t Analysis Shows Britain Will Suffer Post-Brexit

A secret document drawn up by the British government reveals that analysts believe the economy will be severely damaged by leaving the European Union no matter what kind of Brexit deal the negotiators strike. Warring factions of the ruling Conservative party have been engaged in a lively debate about what kind of Brexit will be best for the country—whether immigration, trade, or customs rules and regulatory alignment should be the top priority. The “EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing” document was obtained by BuzzFeed News, which asked why the prime minister was keeping it hidden. An official from the Brexit department admitted: “Because it’s embarrassing.”