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Brexit is economic folly. Starmer can only acquiesce for so long

The Labour leader will soon be forced to break his Brexit silence

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Zhang Cheng/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

When Dorothy saw that the Wizard of Oz was a fraud, she was furious: “You are a very bad man.”

“No, my dear,” he replied. “I’m a very good man. I’m just a very bad wizard.”

Boris Johnson’s best hope of flourishing in Brexit Britain, following the victory for his deal this week in parliament, is that he will turn out to be the opposite: a very bad man (he’s too late to change that) but a very good wizard.

Specifically, he is staking his future on every serious economist being utterly wrong. The Office for…

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