Why the Brexit spin will be ugly — no matter the outcome

Either an incompetent government or a band of racists will claim victory. Gulp.

Britain's Catch-22.
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As you've probably heard, citizens of Britain are voting today on whether to ditch their nation's membership in the European Union. Polling showed a dead heat in the final days, so how this will turn out is anybody's guess.

What we can predict already is how the "Leave" or "Remain" forces would interpret a victory for their side. And it's likely to be ugly either way.

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