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The worst thing about Brexit is that it will never end 

Britain will spend decades haggling with Europe

By Alex Dean  

Brexit Secretary David Davis. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

The parliamentary circus surrounding the “meaningful vote” has confirmed the long-held suspicion that Brexit has become farce. There are fundamental splits between the government and parliament, between the prime minister and her cabinet and, most worrying of all, between the propositions coming from London and Brussels. As Article 50 nears its conclusion this is obviously deeply concerning.

Faced with such confusion I have heard some in Westminster try a new tactic to console themselves. This period of turbulence is grim, their thinking runs, but at…

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