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The Window for Brexit May Already Have Closed

Parliament is delaying Johnson’s plan—and generational replacement has undercut its support.
Source: Henry Nichols / Reuters

Updated at 11:10 a.m. EST on October 22, 2019

The British people have changed their mind about Brexit. Beginning in the summer of 2017, and accelerating in the summer of 2018 by an ever wider margin, British people have told pollsters that they voted wrong in the Brexit referendum of June 2016.

Over that same period, however, Britain’s Conservative Party has become to Brexit. Sixty-three percent of Conservative Party supporters would rather see Scotland secede from the United Kingdom than abandon the Brexit project. Sixty-one percent of Conservatives would accept significant damage to the British economy

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