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Brexit and the schoolboy fantasy that we can rule the world without really trying

After three years it is almost impossible to remember grown-up politics

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

In this week’s Brexit chaos, Honda announced the closure of its Swindon plant, British Steel sought an urgent Brexit-related loan, and Theresa May declared that she would present the legislation for her withdrawal agreement, even though it has already been catastrophically defeated in parliament three times. Each of these events threatens jobs and exposes a country in turmoil. And in each case the government will look the other way, deny anything unusual is happening, and tell us it is what we voted for.

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