Major historical moments are rarely caused by a single event. No single explanation for the result of the Brexit referendum tells the whole truth. Like the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, Brexit was a very personal epiphany. Your reasons for voting Leave – or, indeed, Remain – were not necessarily the same as your neighbour’s. Victory is a broad river with many tributaries.
Nevertheless, some things helped produce a victory for Leave – and one of those was the promise that leaving the EU could free up £350 million that might instead be spent on the NHS each week.
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