Brexit – Exclusive Comment from Jack Straw

Jack Straw,UK Foreign Secretary 2001-06

“I didn’t want it. Brexit.  But it’s happened.  The most hazardous event facing Britain, of any since the last war.  It’s reshaping British politics before our eyes – and causing enormous reverberations across Europe and the globe.  A clear strategy is required, to keep access to the single market, and regain some control over migration from the EU to the UK.  A tough call, but far from impossible. The key is to play it long and hard, identify shared interests, and build alliances.  There’s plenty to work on – provided the UK does not ensnare itself by a premature triggering of Article 50.  Interesting times!”

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