The word ‘cakeism’ has yet to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary. Used recently by several British publications, it is intended to express the view of some in Britain that the UK can have everything it wants in relation to leaving the European Union (EU), merely because it wants it.
It is the principal reason for the now near to complete political paralysis within the British Government and amongst the UK political class over Brexit and how to leave.
More than two years ago, Britain voted to remove itself from the EU but failed to identify what sort of exit it required, resulting in conflicting interpretations, an internecine battle within the just-about-ruling Conservative Party, and personal power struggles. Consequently, time is running out and sight has been lost of the practical effects on the UK, the EU 27, and third countries, including the Caribbean…..