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The world is now ours — shame it’s in such a mess

First published: The Sunday Times, 21/08/2016

It is two months since the electorate voted in an advisory referendum to leave the European Union, but the reality is we are still a long way from acknowledging how, not to mention whether, this might happen.

Theresa May cautiously says “Brexit means Brexit”, but this is rhetorical tautology. It doesn’t mean anything of substance. Brexit is still a word on a blank sheet of paper and nowhere does this resonate more than with respect to the UK’s future trade relationships, which are vital to the nation’s well-being.

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