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Labour can’t stop this being the Brexit election—but they can exploit it

The focus on a single subject poses a particular challenge for the Labour party. But perversely, it could also be an opportunity to widen the debate

By Emma Burnell  

Labour wants to talk about everything, not just Brexit—but right now, Brexit is everything. Photo: PA

Labour HQ will be asking themselves two questions today: Can we stop this from being a Brexit election and should we try?

It seems from the outset that the answer to the first question is likely to be no. That makes the second part redundant.

Much as Labour would like to run this election as they did in 2017—where they nuzzled both Remainers and Leavers into submission on Brexit then flooded them with post-austerity…

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