‘Get Brexit done’? We’re not allowed even to mention it | William Keegan

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Britain is being urged to ‘move on’ – but the prospect of crashing out after a year is very real

A funny thing happened to me last Monday. I was lunching with my friend Sir Samuel Brittan, the great Financial Times economics commentator, in advance celebration of his 86th birthday. It was he who, when we were colleagues on the FT, suggested that I specialise in writing about the economy.

During the lunch, several anti-Brexit sympathisers approached our table to express approval of the slogan on my pullover. It was the present from one of my daughters that I referred to here two years ago, which proclaims in large letters: “All I want for Christmas is EU.”

The loss of tax revenue likely to accompany the mere approach to Brexit makes Johnson’s electoral promises for the north look, well, ridiculous

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