Why Brexit Britain Is Isolated, Vulnerable and Running on Fumes

John Shirley, a U.K. freight forwarder, feels the supply shocks rattling the world–the shipping delays, the skyrocketing costs, the general fog of uncertainty blanketing the global economy.

But he has faced another constant headache on top of the pandemic over the past nine months. “All this extra paperwork,” he says, “all this extra hassle.”