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How “citizens’ assemblies” can help settle the big Brexit questions

This weekend, randomly-selected voters will meet to discuss the biggest constitutional question of our time. People want to be informed—and if politicians listen in, they could learn something too

By Darren Hughes  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

It is rare that something can bring together political figures as divergent as Stronger In chief Will Straw and Ukip’s Suzanne Evans, Remain’s Chuka Umunna and Labour Leave’s John Mills. It’s rarer still for them to come together on the issue of Brexit.

The referendum last June decided that the UK will leave the European Union. But debates since have given voters little opportunity to develop—never mind express—clear views on the form they want Brexit to take.

On the other side of the equation…

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