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Enough is enough: let’s stop Brexit before it does irrevocable damage

Negotiations over Britain’s exit have begun—but the process of leaving is an act of folly. Article 50 should be withdrawn, and another referendum held

By AC Grayling  

Brexit Secretary David Davis. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

When Theresa May called a general election in April, it was “to get a mandate for the Brexit negotiations.” She thereby confessed that she did not have such a mandate already; and indeed there never was a mandate for Brexit. The EU referendum of June 2016, advertised to all as “advisory,” resulted in just 37 per cent of the electorate voting to leave the EU (. By no democratic standard is that a mandate for anything, still less for a…

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