The good side of the Brexit negotiations mess is that it removes the illusions many British people had about the international clout of their country. The reality is:
- our partners in the EU are either indifferent or don't like us;
- our civil servants are often overpaid, elitist and cack-handed amateurs who mostly think about how to get this knighthood and CYA;
- our leaders are oscillating between indecision and bravado.
May's actually not the worst one, she lacks cunning, misreads people and makes errors of judgement, but at least she honestly tries to deliver the result of the referendum. On the other hand, BoJo buggered off from the government in June, betraying those of the Leave voters (I wasn't one of them) who trusted in his leadership (naive, I know).