The Brexit delusion of creating 'Singapore upon Thames'

Inside two months, the United Kingdom may crash out of the European Union into a "no deal" limbo.

What happens then? For some Brexiters, the answer seems to be to blame this disaster on the EU and then turn the UK into Singapore, or what they imagine Singapore to be.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2019, with the headline 'The Brexit delusion of creating 'Singapore upon Thames''. Print Edition | Subscribe