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Chasing unicorns

John Hughman

Chasing unicorns

Step into any toy or stationery store over the past year or so and you will have been met with a sea of unicorn-related children’s merchandise. But these fantasy creatures have also found their way into the adult worlds of politics and business – in the first context pejoratively, to dismissively describe the post-Brexit vision of leave supporters; in the second as bullish shorthand for the new breed of privately-backed technology companies seeking world domination.

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