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May’s deal is an insult to UK sovereignty—so why has the Prime Minister embraced this fate for us?

The reluctance with which May has embraced Brexit is being allowed to threaten not only the future of Conservative Party but the independence of the country

By Timothy Bradshaw  

Demonstrators hold placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photo: PA

Theresa May’s puzzlingly “remainer” Brexit policy—reluctant at best and abject capitulation at worst—seems to have a quasi-religious status; a divinely-ordained idol which must be accepted at any and every cost, including the very existence of the Conservative Party and the independence of the UK as a sovereign state. 

The Party is at war with itself as Dominic Grieve and Co’s swashbuckling gang of Remainer Tory MPs raid its own official government, uniting with opposition parties to inflict a…

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