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Mary Beard asks followers for future Brexit exam questions

The historian asked for exam questions for any level, from GCSE to A-levels.

Professor Mary Beard offered some light relief to current politics by inviting people to share how they thought Brexit might be taught in schools.

The historian asked her followers: “OK one and all, let’s have the future exam questions that might get set on Brexit… 20/50/100 years hence.

“Any level from GCSE to degree! Make them smart and challenging!”

Many Twitter users accepted the academic’s challenge, with hundreds replying with their own essay ideas.

User @stonemunki showed weariness at progress in Westminster, suggesting: “How did the Brexit debate over the last century shape the ongoing Brexit negotiations?”

Joe Hackett added: “A Level, 2069: Summarise the latest plan for Britain to exit the EU.”

Referring to a popular phrase used during the negotiations, Oliver Linton wrote: “To what extent did Brexit mean Brexit? Discuss.”

User @_sahemmings replied: “Assess the linguistic slide of the term ‘meaningful’ over the course of early 2019 as it relates to Brexit.”

Brexit appears to be on course for a lengthy delay after MPs rejected Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement by a margin of 58 votes on Friday.

The Commons voted by 344 to 286 against the deal as hundreds of pro-Brexit protesters staged a noisy demonstration outside, on the day when the UK was due to leave the European Union.

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