London — After more than three years of false starts, dead ends and recriminations, the UK is finally set to leave the EU on Friday night. Few of Brexit’s biggest backers plan to party.

“It’s a gentle thank you, not exuberance,” hedge fund manager Crispin Odey said. “The trouble is we have got some really hard negotiations this year. I think you really want to celebrate in a year’s time when you know the terms upon which we have left.”..

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