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One year to Brexit: How well has the British economy really been performing? And what can we expect next?

So just how has well or badly has the British economy performed since the country voted to Leave? And what is the best estimate of what we can expect to come next?
There is now just one year to go before the UK exits the European Union.
Read more The real reasons the UK's economic forecasts are so apocalyptic Before the June 2016 referendum the Treasury famously warned that a Leave vote would result in an instant UK recession.
That has not materialised, as Brexiteers frequently delight in pointing out.
But opponents of Brexit also stress that the UK’s growth has slowed dramatically since 2016.
So just how has well or badly has the British economy performed since the country, by a relatively narrow margin, voted to Leave?
And what is the best estimate of what we can expect to come as the 12 month countdown to Brexit itself begins?
Currency The UK’s currency, of course, fell through the floor in the early hours of 24 June 2016, when it became clear that the Britons had vot..

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