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Brexit and trade: there are more arguments ahead than you can possibly imagine

It is one thing to regain sovereignty, it is another entirely to agree where to point it

By Dmitry Grozoubinski  

Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

If you think the trade issues in the Brexit debate have been divisive thus far, I have some bad news for you: this is only the beginning.

Trade policy has always been important. It impacts everything from jobs to the fight against climate change. Yet historically trade attracted about as much attention from most of the general public as semi-professional curling.

In most western countries, this apathy can be explained by a broad bipartisan agreement on fundamental trade questions. The major parties everywhere generally…

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