Isle of Madness A Series of Miscalculations Has Brought Britain to the Brink

Brexit was to allow the United Kingdom to reclaim its former glory. Instead, the country's leaders have bumbled their way into catastrophe. Built on a false premise from the start, the UK's move away from the EU has been dominated by mistakes and miscalculations.
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

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Lucy Swale and Matilda Allan pose in front of the blue bus.

Lucy Swale and Matilda Allan pose in front of the blue bus.

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Protesters unfurl a banner saying "Stop Tory Brexit, Free Movement For All" in the middle of Wesminster Bridge on Nov. 15, 2018.

Protesters unfurl a banner saying "Stop Tory Brexit, Free Movement For All" in the middle of Wesminster Bridge on Nov. 15, 2018.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London in 2017.

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London in 2017.

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, arrives at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit meeting on April 30, 2018, in Dundalk, Ireland.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, arrives at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit meeting on April 30, 2018, in Dundalk, Ireland.

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A billboard advertising pounds sterling to euros money changing services on May 1, 2016 in Newry, Northern Ireland.

A billboard advertising pounds sterling to euros money changing services on May 1, 2016 in Newry, Northern Ireland.

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