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Brexit could be reversed — here’s how

By Gideon Rachman

06 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The FT's Gideon Rachman argues that British public opinion is moving at great speed in favor of reversing Brexit. Now, he says, all that's needed is for British politicians to catch up.

At the height of Britain’s Brexit debate, passions ran so high that some talked of a “new English civil war”. That comparison still intrigues me for one specific reason: the side that won the civil war ultimately lost. King Charles I was executed in 1649. Eleven years later, the English decided they had made a mistake and restored the monarchy.

Could a similar reversal happen with Brexit? I think so.

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