Reasons to be optimistic after Brexit

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Brexit need not have negative consequences for the UK or the EU

Listening to the commentary during the first few days after the Brexit referendum, it was certain that the sky had fallen permanently. Written comments were no better. Typical was hedge fund veteran George Soros's email claiming that the "catastrophic scenario that many feared has materialised". He went on to speculate that other European Union members would choose to punish Britain in future negotiations on separation and trade. And he seemed certain that other EU members "have reached a

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