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Theresa May keeps accidentally making the case for Remain

The PM is willing her pre-referendum judgement to be wrong—it wasn’t. Britain really is leaving the diplomatic premier league

By Rafael Behr  

Prime Minister Theresa May addressing the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall in London. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

It would be easy to forget that Theresa May supported Remain in last year’s referendum if she didn’t keep remaking the case. It isn’t something she does intentionally. The prime minister’s conversion to the Brexit cause was a condition of taking the job and her zeal has never flagged. But when she tries to express a vision of the UK’s future relationship with its neighbours, she always makes proximity…

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