‘Let’s dance’, sagt Herr Hammond

The UK government’s Brexit roadshow in Berlin has taken on a comical turn. Or at least that’s how our German cousins will see Keeper of the Public Purse Phil Hammond’s insistence that “it takes two to tango”. Spreadsheet Phil is a most unfair moniker for such a star entertainer.

In short, we have an unhappy spouse walk out of the marital home following a dramatic fit of pique, and then demand that their erstwhile partner make it clear what they want from a future relationship. The most likely answer to such silliness goes something along the lines of…

“Grow up, get a grip, and stop being a self-destructive prick!”