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Voters think Brexit is being badly mishandled—so why do they still support it?

New polling draws attention to a fundamental problem for Remainers

By Oliver Kamm  

Brexit Secretary David Davis. Photo: Monasse Thierry/ANDBZ/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

A year from the scheduled departure of Britain from the European Union, it’s obvious that the arguments adduced for Brexit were bogus and that Britain will struggle with the consequences of a policy that has no post-war precedent for irrationality. Even the historic humiliation of the Suez crisis in 1956 is dwarfed by Brexit. Anthony Eden’s dishonest venture cruelly exposed Britain’s diminished status and ruptured the relationship with its most powerful ally. Brexit sets this country at odds with all its allies…

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