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The Chequers summit cannot save May’s premiership

The prime minister has only herself to blame for the unnecessary Brexit horror that is unfolding

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: THIERRY ROGE/Belga/PA Images

One week before last year’s general election, Theresa May warned the nation that if it made Jeremy Corbyn prime minister, he would “find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union.” Voters instead opted to send Theresa May into that chamber alone and fully clothed. She could scarcely have achieved less if she had decided not to go in at all.

Leavers and Remainers can all agree: last week’s European Council summit was a disaster. For the first time since October,…

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