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How Brexit Britain was boiled out of its senses over 1,286 days

A deal brings almighty relief. But there’s still reason to be very afraid

By Tom Clark  

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1,286 days. That’s how long it has taken to slide from “the day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards” (Michael Gove, 9th April 2016) to “Everyone who has campaigned against no deal [must now]… put their vote where their mouth is” (Damian Green, 17th October 2019), or to put the latter more plainly “any deal will do.”

Theresa May’s former deputy is banging a drum that every loyalist Conservative will now be beating until the Commons votes on Boris Johnson’s deal, assuming…

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