Brexit supporters wave Union flags and a mask of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament Square on January 31, to celebrate the moment that Britain formally leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP Brexit supporters wave Union flags and a mask of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament Square on January 31, to celebrate the moment that Britain formally leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP
Brexit supporters wave Union flags and a mask of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament Square on January 31, to celebrate the moment that Britain formally leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Brexit plus the coronavirus pandemic could prove too much for Britain

  • Higher trade tariffs and disruptions to supply chains due to a no-deal Brexit might push British manufacturers to relocate
  • The risk of an entrenched depression is real, and neither Europe nor China would come to the UK’s rescue

Brexit supporters wave Union flags and a mask of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament Square on January 31, to celebrate the moment that Britain formally leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP Brexit supporters wave Union flags and a mask of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament Square on January 31, to celebrate the moment that Britain formally leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP
Brexit supporters wave Union flags and a mask of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament Square on January 31, to celebrate the moment that Britain formally leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP
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