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Parliament’s brief dalliance with the people

The referendum result leaves the executive hamstrung

By Charles Turner  

The Palace of Westminster ©Diliff, Wikimedia Commons

Before the Brexit referendum, some Remain campaigners invoked a lazy metaphor that a vote to leave the European Union would be suicide. In turn, some Leave campaigners compared it to encouraging the UK to jump from a ship heading for an iceberg—despite the fact that this image is associated by many with a British manufacturing triumph leaving Europe for America but not making it, with many of its passengers surviving only briefly before perishing in a…

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