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Theresa May’s final Brexit battle is with reality itself

Britain’s loss of leverage is no longer a Remain rumour. It is to be spelled out by international treaty

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Ralf Hirschberger/DPA/PA Images

A curious thing happened at the weekend. Our prime minister addressed a group of world leaders in Argentina and told them something which was demonstrably untrue. She said Brexit would be good for the global economy. No respectable economic forecast or application of logic substantiates the claim. Not a single person in the audience could have believed her. And barely anyone back home batted an eyelid.

This should have been a moment of searing national shame. A British prime minister astride the international stage parroted…

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