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Chris Bryant

Tunnel Trouble

Referendum result is a blow for Eurotunnel -- but not a blockage

After the Brexit vote, a widely-shared social media meme featured beloved children's book character Thomas the Tank Engine peering forlornly out from behind a brick wall obstructing the mouth of his tunnel.

Britons immediately got the joke: the country had turned its back on the European Union and the pound's slide slump would make European holidays prohibitively expensive.