Why has Britain decided to leave the EU?

On 23 June 2016, Britain voted narrowly in favour of leaving the European Union. In the aftermath of this historic decision, we asked five historians to offer their opinions – about the causes of the Leave victory and what it might mean for the country's future

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This article was first published in the August 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

The panel

Richard Overy is a professor of history at the University of Exeter who specialises in 20th-century international history, especially the Second World War.

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