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Brexit is a bewildering act of self-harm

So why did Theresa May choose to make an already difficult path more difficult still?

By Paddy Ashdown  

Prime Minister Theresa May outside No 10 ©Lauren Hurley/PA Wire/PA Images

Oscar Wilde said “In a democracy, the minority is always right.” This thought has given me much comfort during nearly half a century fighting for liberalism.

But the post-Brexit debate has been different. A minority we still remain—but only slimly so and that has been wonderfully comforting.

I am fairly certain (Liberals don’t do certainties) that history will marvel at Brexit as the most bewildering act of national self-harm knowingly and willingly committed by an advanced nation in…

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