Skip to navigationSkip to content
"LOST OPPORTUNITIES"

Everything that’s painful about Brexit, summed up in 190 eloquent words

Reuters/Reinhard Krause
Picking up the pieces…
This article is more than 2 years old.

Aside from Brexiters’ jubilation, the reaction to Britain’s departure from the European Union has largely been one of shock.

Markets have tanked, the prime minister has resigned, and the decision could trigger the breakup of the UK.

But there was also a deep sense of mourning.

Many words have been written, but some of the most poignant and pertinent have come from this widely-shared comment from a reader of an article in the Financial Times. In just 190 words, it has eloquently—and quite perfectly—summed up the sombre mood:

📬 Kick off each morning with coffee and the Daily Brief (BYO coffee).

By providing your email, you agree to the Quartz Privacy Policy.