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Amid the chaos a simple truth: no Brexit deal can possibly improve upon EU membership

A former British ambassador to the European Union says that the best course of action now is to call Brexit off

By Stephen Wall  

Photo: Stephen Chung/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Theresa May was quite right today, when she told the Commons that the commitment to avoid a hard Irish land border was made during the 2016 referendum campaign. Since the leading Brexiteers have carelessly abandoned most of the other promises they made to the electorate, it is hardly surprising that they should now attack May for failing to cast this one aside as well. But, apart from the dangerous dishonesty in abandoning the pledge, May was also correct in saying that without it there would have been no deal. Hence…

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