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If Theresa May is serious about helping the worst off, this is the choice she must make at Chequers

A more distant relationship might be worth the economic risk. If ministers at Chequers are concerned about the wellbeing of the worst off, they should opt for a high-alignment regime

By Marley Morris  

Theresa May holds a cabinet meeting at Chequers in 2016. Photo: PA

This week’s Cabinet showdown looks to be a decisive moment in the UK’s Brexit debate. As ministers prepare to meet at Chequers to agree the government’s new plans, Prime Minister May is squeezed between the EU’s tough negotiating position and her own government’s red lines on immigration and sovereignty.

The government must now make a decision between two competing visions of Brexit: staying closely aligned to the EU as a means of retaining our trade links, or risking…

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