What we know, don’t know, and can’t know about Brexit

BREXIT: With the current situation as it stands, you can imagine that my conversations tend to follow a common theme. I am starting to sound like a politician.

“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know.

“But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

That is not me, but Donald Rumsfeld, the former US defence secretary in 2002.

So why am I repeating a 17-year-old quote? As much as we all laughed at these words of “wisdom” at the time, they do a great ...

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