I’m a remainer. So why do I feel more and more sympathy for leave voters? | Joseph Harker

Anti-Brexit campaigners really do act like a ‘metropolitan elite’, with little or no interest in northern and working-class people

The outcome of the 2016 referendum horrified me. Despite my doubts about the European Union as an institution (its remoteness, lack of democracy, and inflexibility in dealing with crises such as the eurozone debt), I was, and remain, convinced that it’s better for nations to work together to deal with problems than apart.

Since then, the chaotic fallout of the vote has made Brexit seem even more scary: we have witnessed an unstable government, inept negotiations, early signs of the economic damage to come, and a looming no-deal outcome.

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