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The Tory Party is welcome to incapacitate itself—but the country deserves so much better than this

The greatest victim of today’s indulgence is the national interest

By Jonathan Lis  

May gives her statement outside No 10 this morning. Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

For all Brexit’s toxicity, it has always provided people with the comfort of their convictions. If we believe strongly in either Brexit or Remain, we know which side to support and defend. But today’s confidence vote provides a rare exception: people don’t know what to think. Whether seen through the lens of party political advantage or of Brexit, Theresa May’s moment of judgment offers neither catharsis nor hope. Disliked though she is by Leavers and Remainers,…

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