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And so Theresa May’s strategy fails for the final time

The PM’s speech encapsulated her failed tactics throughout this sorry Brexit saga

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire/PA Images

On Tuesday Theresa May gave a masterclass in being Theresa May. She delivered one of her set-piece Brexit speeches, and like all the others, it was by turns evasive, dishonest, absurd and lacking all shame. This one will be her last.

May began with the self-effacing disclaimer that “the challenge of taking Brexit from the simplicity of the choice on the ballot paper to the complexity of resetting the country’s relationship with 27… neighbours was always going to be huge.” She added for good measure that it had “proved…

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