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Brexit: Lessons from the referendum

By Alexander Nicoll   It sounds appealingly simple. Here’s a really important issue for the future of the nation. Let the people have their say! That will settle it once and for all.   But the example of David Cameron offers a lesson to all democratic...

Brexit: A nation deeply divided

Brexit: A nation deeply divided

Brexit has revealed a country deeply divided over economic security to national identity — issues likely to define politics for a generation. A London taxi driver flies a British flag, 24 June 2016. (EPA/Hannah McKay) The UK referendum has revealed a country...

Brexit: Worrying apathy among young

Brexit: Worrying apathy among young

The odds of Britain staying in the EU have strengthened. But there is worrying apathy among younger people, who could make the difference. (Photo by: Klaus Ohlenschläger/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Opinion polls, prediction markets and odds offered by bookmakers...

Don’t hold your breath for Brexit

Britain: In or out of Europe?

By Alexander Nicoll Britain has been a member of the European Union for 43 years. But the commitment of its people has never been whole-hearted. In a few months time, voters will decide whether to stay in or leave. A decision to quit the 28-member EU —...

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