We can break the Brexit deadlock: with a citizens’ assembly | Neal Lawson

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These forums are used around the world to solve political impasses – most recently in Ireland on abortion law. It should be Britain’s turn next

Brexit is the rock on which our democratic system has run aground. But really the ship has been holed beneath the waterline for some time.

Some are content to shuffle the deckchairs and simply replace one captain with another – which may be necessary but is far from sufficient. Yet we can’t just stop Brexit and press the rewind button. Nothing will be the same again. And depending on the lessons we draw from the crisis and the actions we take, things will either get a whole lot better or a whole lot worse.

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