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The Brexit vote four years on: How a project to boost prosperity, democracy and national pride destroyed all three

The anniversary helps us understand the ways in which history is constructed

By Jonathan Lis  

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It is not often that an anniversary of independence is marked with a “shock and awe” campaign, but Brexit is no ordinary liberation struggle. Last week it was revealed that the government is unleashing a multi-million pound information blitz to prepare business and consumers for the end of the transition period in December. It was not clear how they would prepare anyone, given that not even the government knows what those changes will be. And it was just one more remarkable story among a…

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