“The next Brexit battle.” What does it say about British politics and its practitioners that, six years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and two and a half years after our supposed departure, that headline appeared this week in a current affairs journal? Will we never hear the end of Brexit? Not in the foreseeable future, is the dispiriting answer, and it is the fault of our own government since, for all Boris’s buccaneering ways, it remains marinated in the bien-pensant prescriptions of the political class. What we are dealing with in relation to the Northern Ireland Protocol, as with the immigration crisis, is not so much concrete issues as a mentality or worldview, shared across party lines and professions by Britain’s entitled elites.