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Day: February 7, 2020

Brexit has happened but will Britain rejoin the EU?
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Brexit has happened but will Britain rejoin the EU?

    Remainers and leavers don’t exist in Britain anymore, a friend noted the other day. You can’t be in favor of remaining or leaving something you have already left. That ship has sailed. The new divide, he said, must surely be whether you are in favor of Britain rejoining the European Union or staying out. This observation, made somewhat in jest, contains a number of truths. The first, most obviously, is that Brexit has happened it is no longer a proposition but a living, breathing project. Fundamentally, now that Britain has left the EU, those seeking to lead the country must offer more than opposition to Brexit, but a program that seeks to make it work. This leads to the second truth, which is largely unacknowledged but no less real: The very fact of Brexit has tu...