- Merrick: May underestimates how dimly Germany and France view Britain's exit from the EU
- Post-war dream of European harmony has always been more important to Germany and France than to British public, she says
Jane Merrick is a British political journalist and former political editor of the Independent on Sunday newspaper. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers
(CNN)It has finally happened. After months of stalling, of saying nothing but "Brexit means Brexit," British Prime Minister Theresa May has set out her plan for how she wants the UK to leave the European Union.