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Can you feel that? It’s a crushing sense of Brexit fatigue

Enthusiasm may soon peter out altogether 

By Alex Dean  

Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

It wasn’t meant to be like this. In the run-up to the referendum Brexiteers were emphatic: departure from Europe would solve Britain’s woes. The project would reenergise our politics. Departure would be a breeze, and after a smooth round of negotiations we would step into a brighter future. We would control our own destiny. It would all be incredibly exciting.

Two years later and any sense of excitement has long since dissipated. There is in its place a profound feeling of national fatigue. You might expect that from Remainers; last week I met…

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