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

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

But it still might yet be averted

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.

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