For months, Brexit has been characterized as an ‘ugly divorce’ between Britain and the rest of America’s European allies. As it turns out, Great Britain might be taking to the single life better than anyone expected. On this week’s episode of Deep Dish, we are joined by Stephen Bridges, the United Kingdom’s Consul General to Chicago, and our own senior fellow Phil Levy discuss the road that led Britain to Brexit, how they have been faring, and what we can expect in Britain’s uncertain future.
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