Why are hardline Brexiteers acting against their own interests? It’s science

Why are hardline Brexiteers acting against their own interests? It’s science

An ESRI behavioural-economics expert says the pro-Brexit MPs’ actions are shocking, but not surprising.

Behavioural economics expert Pete Lunn believes there is a reason why hard Brexiteers are willing to ‘cut off their nose to spite their face’.

As the founder and head of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)’s Behavioural Research Unit, Lunn has been looking at why the Brexiteer MPs are willing to have a no-deal Brexit even if it wrecks the British economy.

He said it was motivated by a deep-seated belief that Britain...

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