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Who won the Brexit argument? That’s a deeply unhelpful question

This is no time for “I told you so”

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Delphotos / Alamy Stock Photo

I had a curious experience over the weekend. A Brexit-supporting journalist messaged to ask, in all sincerity, whether the events of recent weeks had turned me into a Leaver. It was the same question, in reverse, I could have asked him (but didn’t) at any point over the last five years.

It was a strange kind of gloating. While Brexiters observe the catalogue of unhappiness since December and ascribe the spectrum of calamities to the myopia or vindictiveness of the EU, Remainers consider the same events as a reflection of Brexit itself. Perhaps it is the confirmation bias…

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