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From cake +‎ -ism, referring to have one's cake and eat it too.



cakeism (uncountable)

  1. (UK politics) The doctrine of having one's cake and eating it too, particularly regarding the UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations.
    • 2017, The New European, "The delusions of Cakeism", Bonnie Greer, 15 September 2017
      What is now known as “cakeism” – the idea that the UK can have everything it wants merely because it wants it – is becoming, like climate-change denial, the subject of rational discussion.
    • 2018, The Guardian, "David Davis's petulant leaked letter is the latest slice of Brexit cakeism", Jonathan Lis, 10 January 2018
      The letter is the latest blatant example of British cakeism.

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