Out of the Union, still in Europe


The EU and the United Kingdom must decide which areas they will continue to work on together. Neither can afford to go it alone. 

I spent the run-up to the referendum trying to predict the consequences of a possible Brexit vote and sub- sequent leaving of the EU by the UK. A few things were, and remain, certain: Britain will become weaker, poorer and lose international influ- ence. But seven months after the British people decided by a small margin to leave the European Union, predicting the exact consequences of Brexit remains difficult. 

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