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Labour MPs must now do the seemingly impossible—and actually take a view on Brexit

Too many Labour MPs have spent their time searching for a unicorn rather than deciding what trade-offs to make. But you can't triangulate forever

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

For once, backbenchers can't blame the confusion on Corbyn. Photo: PA

Divining Yvette Cooper’s views on anything is difficult at the best of times.

These are not the best of times.

“I have deliberately not argued for a particular endpoint today,” she said in a speech earlier this month. “I am deliberately trying to find a process that has some legitimacy that people can sign up to whatever their view on Brexit and whatever final outcome they want to see.”

“I have done so because I see no other way…

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