What a shocking entry of the International Monetary Fund into the domestic politics of Britain. As Queen Elizabeth II was preparing to ask Boris Johnson to form Britain's new government, a leaderless IMF issued a warning against a "no-deal Brexit." It did so in the face of the Mother of Parliaments that has just heaved up a premier committed to the referendum decision for Brexit, even one with no deal. And in the face of an America that supports that decision.
The latest panic in respect of Brexit is a warning that it could lead to a break up of the United Kingdom. "Brexit has become the enemy of the UK union," is the headline in Nikkei's world business newspaper, the London Financial Times. It's worried about Scottish disunion and Irish unification. "Boris Johnson's 'do or die' strategy," the FT says, "is gambling with Britain's future."