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Lock politicians in a room until they solve Brexit? It’s not such a bad idea

I've spent ten years working in mediation, including in post-uprising Tunisia. UK politicians could learn much-needed lessons about consensus from successes elsewhere

By Julian Weinberg  

Officers workers near Bute House wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: PA

How can the Brexit impasse be broken and the country move forward together? During the Conservative leadership campaign, Rory Stewart proposed one possible solution: lock parliamentarians in a room with mediators until they agreed on a deal.

This may seem an odd notion. Isn’t mediation needed for actual wars? There was a referendum with a clear result—can’t it just be implemented?

Parliament, however, is in a stalemate. The government is concerned that violence…

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