Brexit supporters gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 31. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Why the ‘Disunited Kingdom’ will remain trapped in the Brexit Groundhog Day cycle of destructive drama

  • At the fourth attempt, a date has been set for an election which will essentially be a Brexit referendum. Although Boris Johnson and his kamikaze Brexiters expect to win, a hung parliament and more uncertainty are more likely outcomes

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Brexit supporters gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 31. Photo: Reuters
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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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Opinion

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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