A year before Britain is supposed to formally break away from its nearest neighbors in continental Europe, divisions have only hardened over going it alone.The decision to leave the European Union has dominated the national conversation since a referendum in June 2016. Differences spanning generations, backgrounds, economics and geography have become more entrenched. Bloomberg reporters visited nine locations to talk Brexit, interviewing 133 people in late February for this chronicle of the country’s transition.Some people wished Brexit would happen faster. Some didn’t want it, but will get on with it anyway. Others were waiting for a chance to stop it from happening at all. And there were those who said Britain is being upended—for better or for worse—by a decision they shouldn’t have had to make.
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