‘The Leave campaign made no effort to educate voters about the many benefits of being in the single market; instead, they spread fantastical ideas about a world of free trade outside the EU, as if anyone on the planet who wished to trade with the UK was not already doing so. The weight of expert opinion was against Brexit on economic grounds, so Leavers attacked experts and made a virtue out of ignorance, all with the willing support of the popular press and right wing social media commentators.’ writes Dr Brian Alleyne in Media Diversified.

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