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Independent Commission: no leader should ever call another referendum so nonchalantly

Experts from across the Brexit divide agree that Cameron should have allowed far more preparation time

By Alan Renwick  

If there’s one thing about Brexit that unites both Leavers and Remainers, it’s the view that the exit process is not going smoothly.

One reason for the current travails is that no proper planning for Brexit was done before the referendum. David Cameron called that vote not to give voters a genuine choice, but to shut down a debate that risked pushing him from office. He barred civil servants from preparing for the possibility of a Leave victory. No…

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