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Brexit feels like David and Goliath—but you’re rooting for Goliath

With just two weeks until a crunch EU summit, Britain is refusing to put forward serious proposals

By Jonathan Lis  

Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk outside No 10. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

Brexit resembles a short-lived dystopian sitcom in two specific ways. First, the farcical incompetence of its protagonists, which stretches and eventually ends the patience of the audience. Second, the unnerving way in which, at the end of each fast-paced, multi-storylined episode, the underdogs’ despair remains agonisingly unchanged and overwhelmingly predictable.

So it has proved over the last few weeks. Against the deepening drama and black comedy of the government’s own dire economic…

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