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The first rule of the Brexit election is: you do not talk about Brexit

This campaign has an air of unreality but danger lurks just around the corner 

By Jonathan Lis  

Boris Johnson adjusts his safety headphones during a visit at Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes. Photo: HANNAH MCKAY/WPA Rota/Press Association Images

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, we are going to the polls in one week. Normally we would expect that to dominate the national conversation. An election is the ultimate expression of democracy. It is precious. The winner will govern vast areas of our lives for the next five years. The stakes this particular time could not be higher. And yet the country feels conspicuously disengaged. The papers are more interested in whether world leaders laughed at Donald…

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