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Do not write off Theresa May’s Brexit deal just yet 

As the clock ticks down, hardline MPs could have no choice but to compromise  

By Aarti Shankar  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

Cross-party engagement has so far not produced a way out of the domestic impasse on Brexit. Theresa May has blamed Jeremy Corbyn for boycotting joint talks; opposition parties have denounced May’s own inflexible red lines. In truth, no side looks willing yet to move past their preferred Brexit outcome.

Unsurprisingly, the PM’s “plan B” approach therefore involves no significant overhaul of the deal on the table. Her statement to the Commons yesterday included a moderate ambition to strengthen commitments to workers’ rights and environmental protections—likely…

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