The overwhelming correlation between austerity and Brexit

This is how massive cuts to government spending poisoned Britain

A Brexit supporter.
(Image credit: Illustrated | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images, str33tcat/iStock, -slav-/iStock)

Across the pond, the Brexit disaster continues to unfold in newly disastrous ways. Theresa May has resigned as prime minister, and the Trump-esque Boris Johnson looks like a lock to replace her. Parliament members — up to and including Johnson's own fellow Conservatives — are panicking that the new prime minister may try hardline tactics to force Brexit through, plan or no plan.

At this point, predicting how this mess will end is a fool's errand. But there are still lessons to be learned from how it began.

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