Brexit: Why I Changed My Mind and Became a Remainer

Sir Andrew Large, former deputy director of the Bank of England, signed the launch letter for Business for Britain in 2013; now he’s going to vote to stay

by Sir Andrew Large

Three years ago, I was fed up with the European Union. The policies emerging from Brussels were frustrating in their own right and seemed to be taking us inexorably towards an ever closer union.

I knew that the British people did not want that, and nor did I. People who set out to negotiate with Brussels were at their wits’ end.

Brussels suffered from a democratic deficit and the EU was the source of unconstrained migration.

So, in 2013, I signed the launch letter for Business for Britain, hoping to campaign for real change in the EU. I did not expect this transformation to be quick. But I wanted all the issues on the table.

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