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Theresa May is no Iron Lady

Her Brexit speech at Lancaster House was lacklustre

By John McTernan  

May outlines the government's Brexit plan in her Lancaster House speech on 17th January, 2017 ©Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

The five most frequently used words in Theresa May’s Lancaster House Brexit speech yesterday were, in order, “Britain,” “Europe,” “EU,” “trade” and “want.” And it is the verb “want” that is doing all the heavy lifting. The fundamental flaw in May’s plan for a “global Britain” is that she breaks one of the iron…

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