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Other than in wartime, never have the prospects for Britain been so uncertain

No one knows what will happen next, but we can identify key Brexit staging posts

By Peter Kellner  

Will Labour end up backing a second referendum? Photo: Rick Findler/PA Archive/PA Images

Questions, questions, questions… but very few answers. Has Jeremy Corbyn really had a change of heart about holding a public vote, or is he engaged in a tactical manoeuvre to shore up his position, confident that parliament will never actually pass a new referendum bill? Has Theresa May really decided to rule out no-deal, or is she, too, engaged in a tactical manoeuvre, in her case to prevent mass resignations from her government without completely alienating…

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