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‘Leave’ campaign’s wish list is lying in tatters

By Paul Wells      

A government that refuses to implement the will of the people would be wrecked in public opinion. A government that implements that will, and demonstrates forever that it was misguided, would not face a better end. It's a mess.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, pictured in September 2011 in Ottawa. No important British or European personality has said publicly that the U.K. shouldn't leave the European Union in the wake of the Brexit referendum. They're unanimous that Leave means Leave. This includes every candidate to replace Mr. Cameron as British Tory leader, writes Paul Wells. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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A paradox. No important British or European personality has said publicly that the U.K. shouldn't leave the European Union in the wake of the Brexit referendum two weeks ago. They're unanimous that Leave means Leave. This includes every candidate to replace David Cameron as British Tory leader, poor Jeremy Corbyn across the Commons aisle, and the leaders of France, Germany, and the various institutions of the EU. And yet in Canada's government there's a lot of skepticism about

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