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Do the areas that voted Leave have the most to lose?

Some of them do, but the referendum wasn’t just about economics

By Tom Startup  

Ebbw Vale in the Ebbw Valley, Wales ©AR Yeo

The headline of a spoof article in Private Eye in early July read: “Turkeys Vote for Christmas in Referendum Cliff-hanger.” The meaning was obvious—the people who had voted to Leave the European Union were probably those were going to suffer the most from Brexit. But is that true? Our new analysis can provide a few pointers.

No one knows what the exact economic implications of Brexit will be. But the government has made it clear that we are leaving the…

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