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Grieve’s amendment hands power to a parliament which has no idea what it wants

The contract between ordinary citizens and their representatives is in danger of deteriorating

By Thomas Maidment  
A rather heavy-handed metaphor.

Westminster under construction. Photo: PA

For the political junkies among us, our desire to absorb all-things current affairs extends well beyond newspaper articles and the 10 o’clock news. So, when James Graham’s drama Brexit: The Uncivil War was broadcast on Channel 4, many of us watched attentively. Despite the occasional inaccuracy and the odd poor portrayal, the programme got the fundamentals correct: reasserting the importance of that infamous Brexit mantra “Take Back Control.”

Whilst this slogan was originally deployed with the understanding that…

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