An effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British economy is positioned outside Downing Street during a rally organised by the pro-European People's Vote campaign, calling for a second EU referendum on March 23, 2019. Photo: AFP An effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British economy is positioned outside Downing Street during a rally organised by the pro-European People's Vote campaign, calling for a second EU referendum on March 23, 2019. Photo: AFP
An effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British economy is positioned outside Downing Street during a rally organised by the pro-European People's Vote campaign, calling for a second EU referendum on March 23, 2019. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Who is the real April’s Fool, 1,000 fateful days after Britain’s vote to divorce its destiny from the European Union?

  • Why has there not been momentum through all this chaos for a new party (or parties) to coalesce around the centre?
  • What do these terrible three years say about how democracies work?

An effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British economy is positioned outside Downing Street during a rally organised by the pro-European People's Vote campaign, calling for a second EU referendum on March 23, 2019. Photo: AFP An effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British economy is positioned outside Downing Street during a rally organised by the pro-European People's Vote campaign, calling for a second EU referendum on March 23, 2019. Photo: AFP
An effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British economy is positioned outside Downing Street during a rally organised by the pro-European People's Vote campaign, calling for a second EU referendum on March 23, 2019. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.