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CEP election analysis

Brexit and the UK Economy


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.


Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson

31 May 2017     Paper Number CEPEA040

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This CEP election analysis is published under the centre's Growth programme.