Economic Affairs: The tricky economics of a 'hard Brexit'

The weight of evidence points to a prolonged painful disruption but Brexiters are not without valid arguments

"No deal is better than a bad deal."

That famous soundbite, uttered by former British prime minister Theresa May in 2017, is now guiding Britain's official approach to Brexit, Britain's exit from the European Union.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2019, with the headline 'The tricky economics of a 'hard Brexit''. Print Edition | Subscribe