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Much Ado About Brexit

meIt’s more than 100 days since the UK voted to leave the EU, and finally some information is starting to emerge about how the government envisages such a process.

For NHS workers, car companies, financial services groups, telecoms companies, millions of Europeans in Britain, millions of Brits in Europe, scientists, farmers and more, it is a bleak situation. The government appears committed and “hard Brexit” looks an increasingly probably solution. But as is usual in politics, not everything is as it seems, and there are plenty of reasons for the 73% of the UK population that didn’t vote to leave to remain hopeful. This post outlines some of what is going on, and some reasons for optimism. Continue reading