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How to win a second referendum

If Remainers get another shot the key will be combining pragmatism with hope

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

The second anniversary of the doomed European Union referendum might seem like a good time to renounce referendums forever. The spring of 2016 was a festival of national gloom, thick with vitriol, bombast and naked dishonesty. Also, it is becoming increasingly apparent, with outside influence and outright cheating. On the eve of the poll, thousands of people will have hoped, demanded or seethed “never again.” So why would Remainers want another, how could we make it different, and perhaps most crucial of all—how could…

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