Wednesday June 3, 2020

Catherine O'Mahony: Brexit feels uncannily like being jilted by a good friend as a teenager

Worry not - the queasy sensation of the Leave vote aftermath will ease eventually

3rd July, 2016
A triumphant Nigel Farage after Britain voted to leave the EU Pic: Getty

Britons who voted Remain: I think I know how you feel. My best friend ditched me when I was a teenager. Unilaterally, just like that. In a way, it was worse than the break-ups with boys that followed because it was so shocking and happened without any prelude at all.

One day, there we were, exchanging confidences on the phone, colouring one another’s hair, idling around on street corners after school hoping to see some...

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