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In a summer rife with Brexit drama, Boris Johnson encapsulated the mood of things when he resigned, with characteristic flair, from his post as foreign secretary. The Brexit “dream is dying,” he wrote in his July 9 letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, some two years after Britain voted to leave the European Union. 

"At the time of the referendum, one of the things that was so surprising from an outsider’s point of view—and especially from an international law perspective—was how unprepared the U.K. government was for the result. They really didn’t seem to have thought about how they would undo...

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