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“Brexternalities,” Article 50 and the UK’s grossly irresponsible attempt to export its own problems

The exit process from Europe was designed specifically to prevent this from happening

By Kenneth Armstrong  

Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

The political deadlock which now afflicts British politics is one of the unintended consequences of the EU referendum held three years ago. Core aspects of the political system—the relationship between politicians and voters, the executive and parliament, and the unitary state and its sub-national components—have been put under immense strain as the repercussions of the vote to leave have reverberated through normal political life.

But as well as these internal domestic difficulties, there is another phenomenon—the “externalities” of Brexit. We all suspect that departure…

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