There are 50 days to go until Britain leaves the European Union and still no one knows how it will happen, if at all.
It was this looming milestone that surely contributed to the howl of despair from European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday, when he said there is a “special place in hell” for those who promoted Brexit without a plan to execute it.
The graphic nature of his words caused widespread controversy back in Westminster. But for many lawmakers and officials frantically searching for a way out of the UK’s Brexit stalemate, Tusk’s words rang true.
It is quite staggering that Britain’s future is being held hostage to the protracted squabbling of politicians with competing ideologies. And still the clock ticks down to March 29, Brexit deadline day.