Friday November 22, 2019

Uncommon alliance or brief encounter?

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have lived their political lives in separate universes, but the Brexit shambles has brought them together. Can the marriage of their ideas break the Commons logjam?

7th April, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, has a chance to shape what kind of Brexit Britain gets in talks with Theresa May Picture: Getty

Brexit is the first political policy decision in history to be made in public. Never before have voters been able to see their politicians – government and backbenchers – try to resolve a difficult challenge in the glare of publicity. Traditionally, especially in Britain, strong majority governments could do the work behind the scenes with Whitehall officials and then present solutions, however flawed, which were voted through parliament, with the ability to push aside tiresome...

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