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The true cost of Brexit? The government can’t focus on anything else

This immense constitutional challenge consumes all of the government’s time

By John McTernan  

Photo: PETER NICHOLLS/WPA Rota/Press Association Images

Worried about rail fares? Anxious about the state of the NHS and the underfunding of social care? Concerned about house prices, rents and homelessness? If you are, it’s because you have been paying attention. But don’t sweat it—there’s no need for you to waste time and energy on these issues. This isn’t your year. Nor is next year. Why? The answer is simple—Brexit.

“Priority” is normally a cant term in politics—priorities are liberally scattered through speeches and documents. But for once there is truly…

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