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The long-term consequences of this Brexit farce look increasingly bleak

Britain’s political system is not equipped to deal with the fallout

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

A small group of us, brought together by Carnegie Europe, were dining in a Brussels restaurant as news of Tuesday night’s Commons votes came through. As one EU hand put it, “it’s as if Theresa May were captain of the Titanic, asking the iceberg to move.”

At present, the Brexit saga appears to have no happy ending. Maybe the EU will give way on the withdrawal agreement; more likely it won’t. Maybe the Brexiteers in the Democratic Unionist Party and the Economic Research Group…

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