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May’s latest Brexit pronouncements are impractical as ever—and she’s running out of time

When will the government learn its lesson?

By Alex Dean  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

No sooner has Britain fallen over one European hurdle than it falls over another. This week, as we gear up for phase two of negotiations and the hard Brexiteers really start to apply the pressure, Britain looks set to hit a few more.

The single biggest problem is that the government does not look to have learned the lessons of phase one. Last year, the UK spent months demanding the impossible. It used up valuable weeks lobbying the EU for concessions it was never going to get, before eventually accepting that it would—for instance—have to…

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