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CEP Election Analysis
Brexit and the UK Economy
Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
May 2017
Paper No' CEPEA040:
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Tags: brexit; economy; eu; single market

This general election is pitched as the ‘Brexit Election’, one that will give the incoming government a mandate to negotiate the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU). The Conservatives and Labour have both made it clear they will respect the referendum result and take the UK out of the EU. But there are many ways to leave and the referendum did not allow voters to choose between them – Brexit does not simply mean Brexit. What matters, of course, is the content of the withdrawal agreement and of any new trade deal between the UK and the EU.

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