So this is still going on, and is still fucking funny to watch. The Brexiteers still don't understand that they no longer have an empire. They seem think that it's still the 19th century, and that the EU is one of the colonies and will do what the UK wants it to do.
without bothering to read any articles, let me guess: they are still trying to have it both ways. they want the advantages of membership without the costs.eta: and, like you say, they don't have the leverage to pull it off
So the "impact assessments" that the govt have been going on about for the last year ... turns out they don't exist*.http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42249854* or are simply so bad that they'd rather look like a bunch of utter morons than release them.
Mr Davis said the usefulness of such assessments would be "near zero" because of the scale of change Brexit is likely to cause.