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UK starting to have second thoughts about Brexit as economy faces recession

More than six years after voting to leave the European Union, the UK is facing a prolonged recession and a deep cost-of-living crisis

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Ellen Milligan, Alex Wickham and Philip Aldrick | Bloomberg
Even after years of division and vitriol, it seems like Britain still needs to talk about Brexit.
 
More than six years after voting to leave the European Union, the UK is facing a prolonged recession and a deep cost-of-living crisis. Last week’s Autumn Statement heralded years of higher taxes and cuts to public spending. 

The gloomy prognosis has re-opened the debate over Brexit, previously the deadly third rail of Conservative Party politics, which many thought ended for good with the signing of a free trade deal at Christmas 2020.

Days after being forced to accept sweeping changes in fiscal policy,

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First Published: Nov 22 2022 | 11:30 AM IST

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