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You cannot wish away the hard choices inherent in Brexit

A sensible compromise remains the only way forward, despite bluster on both sides

By David Henig  

Pro- and anti-Brexit activists gathered outside parliament. Photo: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

It turns out that there is a good reason why international economic policy, such as UK relations with the EU, must be forged through consensus. If extreme views dominate instead, including in parliament, you have no idea whether in six months’ time we will still be members or have left with no deal. And that whatever happens in six months’ time may be reversed at the next election. It is of course no basis for business operations…

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