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Brexit chaos: A view from the UK

The UK Parliament has taken two “meaningful votes” on Theresa May’s Brexit deal in less than six months. It has inflicted upon her the first and third largest defeats in modern history. At Acton’s Religion & Liberty Transatlantic website, Rev. Richard Turnbull analyzes what the votes mean, for May and for the UK’s once-promising future as a nation leaving behind Brussels’ central planning for a future of free trade and innovation.

Rev. Turnbull, who is the the director of the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics and a trustee of the Christian Institute, presents a comprehensive analysis of yesterday’s vote which concludes:

For the UK to seize all the potential of Brexit, the nation needs a leader with a vision for a free market economy, for international trade between sovereign nations, for no or minimal tariff trade, for deregulation and low taxes. This is the sort of vision a previous leader of the Conservative Party might have articulated – namely, Margaret Thatcher.

In the meantime, chaos ensues.

Read his full analysis here.

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Rev. Ben Johnson

Rev. Ben Johnson (@therightswriter) is an Eastern Orthodox priest and served as Executive Editor of the Acton Institute (2016-2021), editing Religion & Liberty, the Powerblog, and its transatlantic website. He has extensively researched the Alt-Right. Previously, he worked for LifeSiteNews and, where he wrote three books including Party of Defeat (with David Horowitz, 2008). His work has appeared at, National Review, The American Spectator, The Guardian, Daily Caller, National Catholic Register, Spectator USA, FEE Online, RealClear Policy, The Blaze, The Stream, American Greatness, Aleteia, Providence Magazine, Charisma, Jewish World Review, Human Events, Intellectual Takeout,, Issues & Insights, The Conservative,, and The American Orthodox Institute. His personal websites are and His views are his own.