Skip to content
Subscriber Only
John Micklethwait

A Multiple-Choice Brexit

How Britons can find their way to the least worst option.

In, or out, or maybe a mix.

In, or out, or maybe a mix.

Photographer: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Britain is edging toward multiple-choice politics. This may not be a bad thing.

When you have a particularly doltish group of students, unable to pass even the simplest exam, one well-worn solution is the multiple-choice test. Confronted with four possible answers to a question, even the least smart student stands a sporting chance of getting it right. (It was certainly true with me and physics.)