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Article 50: Trigger unhappy

The letter is sent, but the die is not cast. Britain could change course—and it might

By Jolyon Maugham   May 2017

Theresa May signs the Article 50 letter: "Many of us... make the mistake of assuming a static political backdrop" ©Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

“There is no turning back,” crowed the Sun, threatened the Mail, regretted the FT, sneered the Telegraph, and parroted the Guardian. Soon after signing her Article 50 letter, Theresa May repeated the press’s line. And it is not only the media. The notion that Brexit is inevitable has taken root in the accommodative soil that substitutes for thought in the Labour Party leadership. For the Tories the…

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