Brexit: Make hard choices but don’t confuse sovereignty with autonomy

British debate about exit from the European Union (“Brexit”) has been dominated by yearning for “restoring U.K. sovereignty.”   Pro-Brexit advocates want Britain to “take back control” from European Union governments and bureaucrats. Clarity demands a distinction between a nation’s de jure sovereignty and its de facto autonomy.  De jure (legal) sovereignty means formal juridical independence; … Continue reading Brexit: Make hard choices but don’t confuse sovereignty with autonomy