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One notes that the Commonwealth population is over 5 times the size of a post Brexit EU!

The 2018 Commonwealth Summit will set out the future for a vibrant & diverse Commonwealth, the PM said last week, as the UK joins nations around the world to mark Commonwealth Day.  Leaders from more than 50 countries are expected to attend next year’s Summit, which will take place during the week of 16 April 2018 in London & Windsor.

The Commonwealth is made up of 52 members spanning six continents with a combined population of around 2.4bn people, almost half of whom are under 25.  The network includes established economies such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand, as well as emerging markets like India, Malaysia, and South Africa, with trade between Commonwealth countries projected to be worth $1 trillion by 2020.  The summit in April 2018 will see the UK take over as chair of the Commonwealth until 2020 (Editorial note:  Perfect timing for Brexit trade negotiations).
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