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Ten moments that led to Brexit

Two years on from the Leave vote, we still don't acknowledge how we got here

By Steve Bloomfield  

Jacques Delors, President of the European Comission, addressing the Trade Union Congress in Bournemouth. Introduced as "Mr Europe" by TUC General Secretary Norman Willis, he also spoke of a wider European TUC concept. * an historic turnabout for the movement which has long been opposed to the Common Market. Photo: Martin Keene/PA Archive/PA Images

Two years ago Britain voted to leave the European Union. There is no shortage of decisions, events and blunders that laid the ground for Brexit, from the financial crash in 2008 to Boris Johnson’s wobbly shopping trolley ending up in the Leave aisle, but some of these moments have been less analysed than others. Here, then, are 10 of the least discussed moments from British political history that led…

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