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Brexit Britain is playing chicken with the economy

Fears of being worse off could increase public pressure for a second vote

By Paul Wallace  

Caroline Lucas, Layla Moran, Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry and comedian Andy Parsons at a rally for a second Brexit vote. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

The fall in the pound following the European Union’s rebuff to Theresa May in Salzburg was an early warning that the markets will be giving a running commentary on the endgame of the Brexit negotiations. There will be more signs of economic trouble ahead if the talks between Britain and the EU collapse in acrimony or if the Westminster parliament rejects any deal that the prime minister eventually…

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