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Why Tom Newton Dunn chose this moment...

“Boris Johnson and Michael Gove gave a press conference from Vote Leave's HQ, on the morning of June 24; 10am, two hours after Prime Minister David Cameron gave his resignation statement.

I have never seen two senior politicians who had just won a nationwide vote against all expectations look so dumbfounded and ashen-faced. In that moment, it became brilliantly clear that they neither expected to win the referendum, nor had any plan at all for when they did.

My God, I thought, we're in for chaos. So it proved.

Within a week, they had destroyed each other's Tory leadership hopes, and 18 months on the country is still far from clear what type of Brexit it wants or how it will achieve it.

 

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