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Britain’s opposition to the death penalty has been sacrificed on the altar of political ambition

Sajid Javid’s reckless decision confirms this is a government that has lost its moral bearings

By Tom Clark  

Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

In the context of Brexit, one can almost feel sorry for Theresa May’s shattered hopes of “strong and stable government.” After a referendum that very narrowly plumped for an ambiguous “Leave” proposition, I doubt anyone could have provided that. Both parties, like the country, are hopelessly divided about how to strike an unappealing balance between showing contempt for the country’s mandate, and making the country worse off than it is now.

Suddenly, however, and well away…

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