The beginning of formal politics in 2022, as Parliament returns next week, is a good time to write about Brexit – roughly two years on since Britain left the European Union.

Tomorrow, Harry Phibbs will be writing.  On successive days, we will have three columnists in a row: Richard Holden, Daniel Hannan and Garvan Walshe.  I will write on Friday (events permitting as usual).

Three questions apply.  How much if at all does the past matter, if at all, with regard to what was said on both sides – during the referendum campaign and afterwards?

How is Brexit going, especially when compared with what was predicted?  Are we making the most of it, and if not what should we do to get the best out of it?