GIDEON RACHMAN: Brexit is an idea for a bygone era
If Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, he will have to focus on the real threats facing modern Britain, rather than the fantasy threats he helped conjure up 30 years ago
Look around the world. What appear to be the biggest potential threats?
Strategists worry about the rise of an authoritarian China, a lawless Russia and the threats of new wars in the Middle East or North Korea. Economists highlight the dangers of a trade war. Lawyers point to the Trump administration’s “America First” rejection of international treaties. Environmentalists and a growing number of voters insist on the paramount importance of climate change.