The great hope of the moment must therefore be that a majority pro-deal U.K. government emerges on Dec. 12.
For David Howell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Far from losing votes, in the upcoming election Boris Johnson will stand out clearly for the one thing everyone really wants — a soft and orderly withdrawal from the EU
The internet, which was going to bring citizen liberation, has ushered in forces of social disintegration.
Britain's new prime minister and new government are about to pull off a remarkable victory.
The tiny silicon chip has placed power in mass hands to an unprecedented degree, and drastically weakened old political hierarchies in both democracies and autocracies alike.
Continued turmoil can be avoided only if new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson comes out with a 'no deal deal' on Brexit.
In today's deeply interdependent world, the idea of "getting our country back" is fundamentally, intellectually and factually flawed.
The dream of a truly strong leader who in one leap can free the United Kingdom from its dilemmas may be just that.
Some great issues in human affairs can never be neatly and swiftly tied up and solved. Brexit is one of them.
The risk of nuclear war is increasing at a time when the world can ill-afford more troubles.