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The Spectator podcast: Brexit – the first 100 days

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The EU referendum on June 23rd looks set to be one of the most important political moments in a generation. But if Britain does vote out, what would the next 100 days actually be like? The Prime Minister has predicted disastrous consequences, saying Brexit would plant a bomb under the economy. And we’ve been warned that house prices will crash and everything from air fares to ice cream will cost more. So, would Cameron step down straight away and watch the pound tumble? James Forsyth says in his Spectator column that a vote to leave would be a defining event in recent British political history. On the podcast, he speaks to Isabel Hardman and is also joined by Christopher Meyer, the former British ambassador to the United States, who says:

‘It could be that there’s panic everywhere and everyone is like a rabbit in the headlights. I would hope that inside the Foreign Office, they already have a plan for the first 100 days after Brexit. The Foreign Office that I used to know and love would have already embarked on this, or have it ready, so that if the people decide to do Brexit they have something they could put up. I think the Prime Minister – if he’s still Prime Minister – need to get up very soon after June 23rd and make a great speech and lay out these principles very strongly to show we haven’t lost our ‘blue waters’ vocation’.

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