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Why a Brexit Citizen’s Assembly wouldn’t work

It might give nervous politicians a way out—but don’t put too much faith in the ability of a Citizen's Assembly to actually create consensus around Brexit

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Citizen's Assemblies are being touted by various MPs as a solution to the Brexit deadlock. But will they work? Photo: PA

Britain must soon decide how to decide what it can’t decide. The EU bailed out Britain with a lengthy extension to Article 50 last week—but we will still need to work out what we will do with our lifeline.

The true shambles of Brexit Britain is that it cannot even agree on the process by which its decisions will be made. Leave it to parliament? If so, how—by…

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