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Article 50 extension: wouldn’t it be nice if just for once the PM acted in the national interest?

The government’s latest Brexit proposal is as deranged as anything it has put forward in the past three years 

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Wouldn’t it be nice if just for once, our prime minister acted in the national interest? If she asked something of the EU that was not motivated by devotion to her defeated red lines, short-term self-interest or terror of her backbenches?

Alas, not this time. On Friday Theresa May wrote her latest letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, requesting an extension to Article 50 for the second time. The deadline of 29th March, upon which…

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