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Would he rip up Theresa May's guarantees? Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images

Politicians do not always keep their promises, and no one knows that better than a politician. It is little surprise, therefore, that Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit team is trying to lock the government into whatever pledges No 10 makes on the Brexit deal. Corbyn is said to want to “Boris-proof” any cross-party agreement: if he cajoles May into commitments to a softer Brexit, including a customs union, then he does not want a harder Brexiteer unseating her and ripping it…

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