In the early days, advocates of Brexit spoke of making Britain a "colossal success" and taking the country's own path in the world, maintaining a "deep and special partnership" with Europe.
But now, as the reality of The Brexit becomes clearer, the rhetoric has been withdrawn.
Theresa May, newly appointed Prime Minister in July 2016, struck a bullish tone and promised that "Brexit means Brexit." At first, the slogan seemed decisive – but in the absence of a more specific definition, it was quickly ridiculed.
Under the multiple talk of a "hard Brexit" or a "soft Brexit", May then promised a "red, white and blue Brexit," which sounded patriotic but again gave little details. But she remained positive, insisting that Britain would leave the European Union instead of leaving Europe, while repeatedly calling for a "deep and special partnership" with the EU.
Her decision to hold early elections in June last year brought with it lexical complications. Instead of maintaining her desired strengthened mandate, May's election campaign collapsed and she was instead forced to work with the Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party to support her government.
This deal brought a whole new set of problems, especially the sensitive issue of the Northern Ireland border. Pushing for answers to the rights of European citizens, the Brexit divorce certificate and Northern Ireland, May's motto was obviously reassuring: "Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed."
But even with a transitional agreement now agreed, Brexit politicians still face challenges that can be explained not least by the future relationship between Britain and the EU.
Brexit Secretary David Davis, who served as UK's negotiator, initially pledged: "There will be no drawbacks to Brexit, just a sizeable upside."
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How did Brexit get away? Now they have the disadvantage that the country could be saved from a "race to the bottom".
In September, Davis told a UK parliamentary committee, "No one ever pretended it was easy or easy" – a comment with a laugh, as Liam Fox, the government's international trade secretary, had previously said just that ,
If you did not want to take Fox's word for it, there were the comments from UKIP Gerard Batten, who said that trade relations with the EU could be sorted out in "one afternoon over a cup of coffee". Or you could even listen to Davis' statement that "within minutes of a vote for #Brexit CEOs Chancellor Merkel's door will be knocked over and gain access to the UK market."
You can not hold the ministers of the government responsible for saying anything. After all, reality often seems so bleak. The prospects for a tailor-made trade agreement with the EU, as Davis had promised, seem thin. Added to this is the leak of government documents, which suggest that the UK economy would be hit hard by leaving the EU.
Unfortunately, Davis did not always serve himself with the tendency to make unarmed remarks.
"What is the requirement of my work, I do not have to be very smart, I do not know." I just have to be quiet, "Davis told LBC Radio in December in an interview instigated by his opponents.
Like Davis, Fox is also controversial with his comments, particularly on Britain's pursuit of a free trade agreement with the EU  "The free trade agreement that we will have with the European Union should be one of the simplest in human history," he said.
Unfortunately for Fox, his prediction ended up being slightly far from the mark.
Negotiations Britain was accused of "picking raisins" and "eating its cake and eating it" while Fox's former adviser Martin Donnelly said Brexit was like "a three-course meal for the promise of one To give up the chips. " To keep up with the food analogy, Fox remains hot in his pursuit of trades and travels all over the world for interest u.
But Fox is also beginning to change its mind about the negotiations with the EU.
"I do not think they are difficult in terms of trade law or trade negotiations themselves [the negotiations] Difficulty is politics," he said in October 2017.
Foreign Minister Boris Johnson was at the forefront of Brexit from the start. It became a key component of the campaign, which steers the country out of the European Union and declares it to be a "Titanic success". (It may not have been the best word to say about it.)
In June 2016, Johnson said that even if the UK left the EU, "free trade and access to the single market will continue to exist." 19659002] Advances to February 2018 and Johnson backs off, claiming that the economic benefits of membership in the Internal Market are "not as conspicuous or irrefutable as is sometimes claimed."
The British government has already stated that it will withdraw from the single market and the Customs Union, which make Johnson's remarks of June 2016 superfluous.
The EU does not matter either. EU Council President Donald Tusk says any agreement on trade between the two parties will make it "more complicated and more costly than it is for all of us today, which is the essence of Brexit."
While agreement is being reached on Britain's Brexit divorce Bill, rights of EU citizens and Northern Ireland were agreed in December, Johnson is only too well aware of the split within public opinion.
And the man who once said Great Britain will make a Brexit "titanic success" has also adopted a more conciliatory tone in recent weeks.
Johnson's speech on February 14th was billed as a love letter to those remaining who addressed those who "still have fears" by telling them, "Brexit can be much more hope than fear."
But perhaps, with only one more year left until the UK leaves the EU, the last word is best left to generous supporter and Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg The impending transition period would be tough, but worth the wait: much like "purgatory before man into heaven "