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Brexiteers are heading for a sharp dose of reality

They won—but that does not mean they were right

By Jay Elwes  

Theresa May signs the Article 50 letter that will trigger Britain's exit from the European Union ©Christopher Furlong/PA Wire/PA Images

The guesswork, the flim-flam, the nonsense, the evasion, the jingoism—all that ends today. With the handing over of a piece of paper triggering Article 50, the campaign is finally over. No longer are we drifting in a hypothetical space of promises and assertions about the nation’s future, about its bargaining power and ability to “take back control.” All of that is now gone. It’s done. There can be no…

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