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Dereliction of duty does not begin to cover what happened in parliament yesterday

In granting May a mandate to replace the backstop, MPs might as well have granted her a mandate to colonise Mars. They simply look absurd

By Jonathan Lis  

Theresa May leaves No 10 for Tuesday's Brexit debate. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

The morning after the night, the months, the three years before, Britain showed the world what it has become. Last night parliament declared that it didn’t want a no-deal scenario. It also blocked any meaningful attempt to prevent that scenario, and instead endorsed a proposal which the government, the EU and the laws of reality have repeatedly deemed both politically impossible and legally unacceptable. Rarely can such naked self-sabotage have been so shambolically executed.

Not all the MPs…

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