This chaotic global era will be a golden age for an independent Brexit Britain

X Scalper

Brexit is not the storm; it is the journey through the storm. Our island may be convulsing from the slow-drip torture of leaving the EU, but it is also shuddering through a global tempest. In particular, across the world, ‘‘big”, which has been the basic formula for accumulating power since the industrial revolution, is in decline. And despite the premonitions of my most optimistic fellow Brexiteers, just over the horizon is a mercurial era of “freefall” rather than a golden era of free trade.

But here’s the twist: such chaos throws up phenomenal opportunities for smaller, dynamic, independent nations. It could even spark a British resurgence, which in its own way captures the wind-whipping self-confidence…

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