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The blame lies with Theresa May, not just the hand she was dealt

Brexit imposed severe structural constraints—but a better leader could have navigated them with far more skill

By J Portes and A Menon  

Photo: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

“Brexit means Brexit, and we’re going to make a success of it.” These words, uttered by Theresa May on 11th July 2016, and oft repeated since, might come to serve as a damning political epithet. And while generations of historians will have fun picking over the entrails of this extraordinary period in our history, it is not too early to offer preliminary thoughts as to whether May’s failure to deliver the one thing she consistently promised to deliver was the result of her own…

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