Campaigners from Our Future, Our Choice, a pro-European Union youth group, protest outside Downing Street in London on August 28. Photo: AP

If Brexit is foolish and will hurt UK’s future, what about the Hong Kong protests?

  • Both Britain and Hong Kong have embarked on campaigns that are emotional, irrational, perhaps foolhardy, and which will leave the economy worse off
  • If Britain is to become much poorer after Brexit, the same will happen to Hong Kong if the protests persist
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Campaigners from Our Future, Our Choice, a pro-European Union youth group, protest outside Downing Street in London on August 28. Photo: AP
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An elderly woman with a British flag at a protest in Hong Kong on June 12. Brexit has paralysed government for three years. Will it take us in Hong Kong as long to find resolution? Photo: Antony Dickson
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

What Hong Kong’s crisis and Britain’s Brexit woes have in common

  • In both cases, deep societal rifts and a political misstep combined to wreak political civil war and economic harm, leaving deep, perhaps permanent scars. Brexit’s lesson for Hong Kong? It is hard to stuff the genie back in the bottle

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An elderly woman with a British flag at a protest in Hong Kong on June 12. Brexit has paralysed government for three years. Will it take us in Hong Kong as long to find resolution? Photo: Antony Dickson
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