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It is not normal that oblivion remains on the government’s policy agenda

We have to stop pretending everything is as it was. Brexit represents a unique rupture and the old ways of thinking no longer work

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

What does it say about us that our prime minister is more embarrassed by dropping a deadline than devastating thousands of lives? What does it say about our politics that she can save face by deferring economic obliteration but can’t by ruling it out altogether? Last night, the hard work of parliament’s Remainers finally saw Yvette Cooper’s amendment prevail: we will not leave without a deal on 29th March until parliament explicitly approves it, and MPs can force a request to extend the deadline. But…

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