Michael McDowell: Britain’s departure from the EU seems a fait accompli

But it still might yet be averted

3rd July, 2016

Apparently, nobody, but nobody, is willing to publicly contemplate a re-running of the Brexit referendum in the same way that the referendums on the Nice and Lisbon treaties were re-run in Ireland. As of now, the idea is toxic. And no contender for political high office is willing even to mention such a possibility.

So it seems that the withdrawal of Britain from the EU is an inevitable process being run on political auto-pilot. All...

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