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We must be prepared to walk away

The prime minister is right—no deal is better than a bad deal

By Peter Lilley  

Prime Minister Theresa May signs the letter triggering Article 50 ©Christopher Furlong/PA Wire/PA Images

The prime minister has called this general election to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations. How will it do so?

The most crucial card in Theresa May’s hand is her statement that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” Any negotiator knows that you can only obtain a good outcome if you are willing to walk away from a bad one. However, so long as the Conservatives have a slender majority, the rest…

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