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If May’s deal is in flames, Labour should not seek to put out the fire

Corbyn should hope that May rejects his Brexit olive branch. Then Labour must redouble efforts towards an election and referendum

By Jonathan Lis  

Jeremy Corbyn signs his Brexit letter to Theresa May. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

This week’s YouGov poll offered wintry gloom to anyone interested in either curbing nationalism or promoting progressive politics. The Conservatives were up two points from mid-January at 41 per cent, while Labour was unchanged on 34 per cent. An Ipsos MORI poll had the two parties level-pegging on 38 per cent, which was slightly more cheering but hardly cause for celebration. A government that is literally threatening voters with martial law and food shortages…

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