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Brexit will kill the next government’s plans dead in the water

Britain’s exit from the EU will be impossibly complicated. Both parties can forget their ambitious manifesto pledges; they won’t have the time, or resources, to implement them

By Anand Menon  

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. photo: Wiktor Dabkowski/Zuma Press/PA Images

So much for the Brexit election. For all that Theresa May spoke of nothing else when announcing her intention to seek the dissolution of Parliament. For all the hopes of the Liberal Democrats that they might profit from “remoaner” resentment. For all the continued divisions over the issue. For all the crucial importance of Brexit for our future. Despite all of this, the big Brexit election debate simply never happened.

Partly, this was down to events. The terrorist attacks…

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