For Bangkok crime writer, Brexit is a closed book

Straddling Thailand and France, UK-born John Burdett believes departing Europe would be a disaster

Popular crime novelist John Burdett holds strong opinions on Brexit, and with good reason. Born in England, the creator of the bestselling detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep series divides his time between his homes in the south of France and Thailand.

A strong advocate of the UK staying in the European Union, Burdett, who worked as a lawyer in Hong Kong for 12 years, offers candid opinions on the divisive topic.

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