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The Ascent of Brexit

2016 saw many a Remaining politician, Theresa May included, convince themselves that there was merit in "Leave" after the EU vote was in. But few pulled off the manoeuvre with the audacious swagger of historian Niall Ferguson

By Michael White  

MUNICH/GERMANY - JANUARY 19: Niall Ferguson (Harvard University) speaks on the podium during the DLD16 (Digital-Life-Design) Conference at the HVB Forum on January 19, 2016 in Munich, Germany. DLD is a global network of innovation, digitization, science and culture, which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration. (Photo: picture alliance / Jan Haas)/picture alliance

Back in the 1970s, when I was a lad on the Guardian’s staff, I interviewed AJP Taylor, then Britain’s most…

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