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Experts may warn of the risks of no-deal. But they're no match for the hard Brexiteers' visions of British national greatness
There are few surviving phrases in the English language with the bombast and pestiferous capacity of “a people’s vote”. While the term is merely a populist synonym for a referendum, the charged egalitarian language behind “a people’s vote” can tempt and entice the politically disenchanted into action. It bestows on the average citizen the tools of revolt; replacing pitchforks and flaming torches with pencils and a streamlined, simplified proposition.
Herein lies the problem. Whatever the individual’s…
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