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Forget a government of national unity. To stop no deal, legislate

And do not give Johnson even the slightest wiggle room—he will use it

By Raphael Hogarth  

Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/PA Images

Once upon a time, Labour could tell the country a vaguely credible story about how it would ride to the rescue. The Conservatives, said Labour, would eventually pursue a disastrous no-deal Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn would put down a motion of no confidence in the government. The government would lose and a general election would follow. Corbyn would arrive in Downing Street, and ask the EU for an extension of the Article 50 period. The cliff edge would recede.

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