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This summer, the government gave a masterclass in how not to run a country

Eight weeks of farce has left us in exactly the same position as before

By Jonathan Lis  

Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at Cape Town airport on day one of her trip to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Photo: PA

Before Brexit, the summer months were an opportunity for stories about hot weather and foreign romances. The prime minister went on holiday and planned popular initiatives for the autumn conference. Nobody in power actively planned how best to impoverish, isolate and humiliate the nation.

Well, that was then. Now we have a government determined to dominate each quiet news cycle with a fresh angle on…

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