Overheard in the National Liberal Club:
Bishop: What I don’t understand about this Brexit business is why they don’t just get on with it.
Politician (emolliently): With respect, bishop, I think you have got it all wrong. We never for a moment intended to allow Brexit to be a once-and-for-all event! We thought of it more in theological terms, as an on-going process – a sort of reverse Ecumenism. In which case, as I am sure you will agree, it could be prolonged almost indefinitely.