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Britain voted for a “clean Brexit”—now let’s stay the course

Since the shock election result, there has been increasing talk that Britain could maintain deep integration with the EU. This would be an historic mistake

By Jamie Martin  

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis. Photo: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

Since 1945 Britain has largely failed to set a clear national goal and devise a focused strategy to implement it. Leaving the European Union—with its spirit of managed decline and linear momentum toward greater centralisation and regulation—offered a historic opportunity to reverse this failure. It would therefore be a historic mistake for Britain to embark on anything other than a “clean” Brexit.

Since the shock election result on 8th June,…

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