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Brexit: The art of the impossible deal

Brits want very different things. May can't please them all

By Martha Gill   May 2017

Everyone has their own bright Brexit ideas—for some it's old-fashioned bulbs

It’s been nine difficult months, but the government has finally delivered. On 29th March, at 12.28pm, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, tweeted he had received a letter notifying him of Britain’s exit from the European Union. “What can I add to this?” he wrote, “we already miss you.” It will be two years before we see how Europe puts that sentiment into effect.

Addressing the Commons later that day, Theresa May—with trademark ice-maiden delivery—talked…

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