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The real meaning of Brexit

For a new report with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, we listened to hard-pressed towns—their biggest frustration is that those in power do not

Newport: “looking back at the basics of society. Photo: Shutterstock

Brexit no longer means Brexit, to the extent that it ever did. For many voters, it has become symbolic of the failures of our wider political system. We’ve personally seen this in the poorest parts of the country, where we’ve held almost 20 workshops with low-income voters in collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The plan was to get a more nuanced view of public attitudes towards Brexit but it quickly became about so much more. For these…

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