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Thank goodness the most dictatorial executive in modern British history is also the most incompetent

MPs should be congratulated for seeing through the government’s cynical ruse today

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

This is now the most dishonest, cynical, autocratic British government in centuries, and today was its most shameful exhibition. This afternoon’s parliamentary pantomime delivered the prime minister’s nadir: an attempt to blackmail, deceive and crowbar MPs into accepting either the generational humiliation of her Brexit deal or the unique calamity of no deal at all. Theresa May’s skulduggery is inexhaustible and exhausting, but also nakedly transparent. Her defeat, by 344 votes to 286, could not have been more richly deserved. Indeed, coming on what she guaranteed would…

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