Surviving Brexit

Ian Bremmer on how Britain should chart its future adrift from Europe

The World Today
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Ian Bremmer

President, Eurasia Group and author of ‘Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World’.

As Britain now advances towards an uncertain future, it will need a leader who can chart a steady course. Theresa May, as the new prime minister, faces uncertainty enough without flirtation with the notion that Brexit might still be avoided. The people have spoken, and their choice is irreversible, a point she quickly acknowledged following the referendum vote. It is time to make the best of it, to build a new Britain, and to look towards new relationships with Europe, the United States, China and the rest of the world. There is much that can be gained in coming negotiations that will determine the lasting diplomatic and economic consequences of the Brexit vote and the UK’s future sources of wealth and influence.

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