UK Remainers lose voice to pandemic and domestic turbulence

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UK Remainers lose voice to pandemic and domestic turbulence

Pro-EU campaigners expected a Brexit reckoning this year, but it hasn’t come to pass and their resolve is weakening

Mark John and Andrew MacAskill

UK Remainers may take a crumb of comfort as PM Boris Johnson, elected on a promise to “Get Brexit Done”, sees his poll support dive after a string of scandals.

But a year after Britain left the EU, even the most ardent of pro-EU backers accept the divorce was so complete it could take years to win back anything like the relationship with Europe they would find acceptable.

“It’ll have to come in stages, over years,” said activist Steve Bray, whose one-man street protests outside the Houses of Parliament since the 2016 referendum provided the noisy backdrop to hundreds of TV broadcasts as the saga unfolded...

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