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May is right—there should be no running commentary on Brexit

Options are, rightly, still being sounded out

By Vincenzo Scarpetta  

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Theresa May is holding the course. No running commentary on how the government is preparing for the upcoming Brexit negotiations—with No 10 slapping the wrist of cabinet ministers who have occasionally gone off script (ask Boris Johnson or Liam Fox).

Somewhat inevitably, this strategy means the government is currently more exposed to criticism for “not having a plan” on Brexit. According to a…

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