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Brexit: a pragmatic position for the worried managing partner

Theresa May’s claim from the distant history of July that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ has already become famous for answering nothing about the uncertainties facing the UK other than the government proposes to ultimately leave the EU.

Welcome to the uncharted waters of modern British politics – a claim often made but usually untrue. I don’t even follow the logic of those claiming Brexit is inevitable – you can as easily imagine an EU departure abandoned entirely as ending up with a hardline exit. There is nothing binding about the mandate – the public has had their say, but probably not their final say. No commitments – including indications from Downing Street that article 50 will not be triggered until well into 2017 – clear up the point.