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Think Brexit is a bad idea? It’s even worse than you think

A cautionary new collection of essays argues that Brexit will inevitably damage us

By Will Hutton   July 2019
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage

No idea: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage

This book is a cautionary tale—or rather a collection of cautionary tales. You may have had your concerns about Brexit before reading them. Afterwards they will not be allayed—only worsened.

The fundamental argument, shared by all the authors over 18 chapters, is that whatever the problems associated with the liberal economic model that Britain developed within the EU, the economy at least worked—if inadequately. Suddenly the regulatory, financial and trade framework that EU membership offered is about to…

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