The EU is more like a league system than a club,
Brexit more like relegation than resigning.

For a brief period in 2001, Leeds United was at the top of English football and flying high in Europe. Six years later, after a collapse which still sets a benchmark for failure…


There is no need to study the past if the times we live in are unprecedented. We can face the future with childlike optimism, unfettered by experience. Knowledge need not spoil the party.

The UK’s departure from the EU is a first. No country has ever left the Union before…

Aidan Courtney

Founder and director of technology companies. I write for pleasure on the big issues of the day.

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