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The government is in a Brexit hole yet it keeps digging

A former British ambassador to the EU asks whether the stalemate can be resolved

By Stephen Wall  

The PM makes her post-Salzburg speech in No 10. Photo: Jack Taylor/PA Wire/PA Images

The Brexit negotiations are indeed at an impasse. There is no proposal now on the table which can get through the House of Commons. In her statement after the Salzburg meeting, the prime minister attempted to disguise that unpalatable truth by blaming her own domestic debacle on the 27. The government is in a hole. Rather than stop digging, May wielded a pneumatic drill. Her invective is not supported by the facts.

Since the negotiations started, unity has been…

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