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Why the hard Brexiteers are getting angry with Graham Brady

Is the 1922 Committee chair working hand in glove with the prime minister?

By Tom Clark  

Chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

The purpose of a knighthood in British public life is supposed to be to put one above the fray. From cash-for-coronets to MPs’ expenses, when scandal hits Westminster the time-honoured way is to entrust what happens next to a Sir Alistair, Sir Christopher or a Sir Thomas. The relevant knight of the realm is presented as being of such self-evident integrity and independence, that there can—surely—be no question about them working to any agenda aside from the…

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