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Take an honest look and it’s clear that Brexit Britain’s economy is faltering

Occasional good news cannot disguise overall poor performance 

By Alex Dean  

Manufacturing is up—but on the whole the data is not encouraging. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

What is the economic impact of Brexit? In the run-up to 23rd June 2016, economists the world over lined up to warn of the harm that a Brexit vote would inflict. Yet a year and a half on from that remarkable day there has been no apocalypse. Last week we learned that growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 surpassed expectations. The news followed an impressive few months for UK manufacturing. Some Leavers…

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