The Guardian view on the Brexit crisis: take back control by giving it up


The prime minister will only a get a grip on the Brexit crisis by learning to loosen hers on the terms of departure from the EU

  • Editorial
  • The Guardian

Almost two years after Theresa May triggered article 50 it is still unclear when, in what form and how Brexit will occur – even to the prime minister.

Any country invoking the Lisbon treaty’s clause of departure leaves the European Union after two years. It is a mark of failure that Mrs May is left pinning her hopes on the EU27 unanimously agreeing to extend that deadline.

The trouble is that European leaders, not unreasonably, want to know what the…

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