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    What went wrong with Brexit

    Brexit divided Britain. For many it wasn’t simply about economics, it was about ‘taking back control’, about some non-specific idea of sovereignty. But six years later the real effects of Brexit are being clearly seen. And questions need to be asked as to whether it lived up to any of the promises made, and to count the real cost of leaving the EU. The reality is that the ‘Global Britain’ we have been promised has not been delivered. Brexit has damaged the prospect for UK trade and inward investment into the UK. Trade with the EU is now 10% more expensive than it was before Brexit. By the end of the decade average wages for UK workers will be 470 worse than they would have been had we not left. And the political fallout continues. What has really happened? What are the options going forward? These are the questions Peter Foster answers in ‘What Went Wrong with Brexit’.