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Dominic Grieve: Brexit is a “fundamentally unconservative” thing to do

The former attorney general on the problems with the EU Withdrawal Bill—and the foreign secretary's Brexit approach

By Alex Dean  

Dominic Grieve QC MP says the government's approach to Brexit could leave them open to a legal challenge. Photo: PA

Ever since Britain triggered Article 50 in March, suspicion has grown that senior government ministers simply do not understand Brexit. They rail furiously against Brussels bureaucrats, they make the emotional case for reclaiming British sovereignty, but the technical know-how—so vital to securing a favourable Brexit deal for the UK—still seems beyond them.

The same cannot be said for Dominic Grieve QC. The MP for Beaconsfield and former Attorney General is one…

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