Tuesday March 31, 2020

A prime minister at war with her parliament and her people

Theresa May’s brass neck and tin ear may well do serious harm to her own country and ours

24th March, 2019
Theresa May: EU leaders are wary of dealing with the British prime minister Pic: Getty

So that light at the end of the tunnel may be a rapidly approaching train. Over the bank holiday weekend, this country felt able to relax somewhat in the conviction that a “no deal” Brexit had been taken off the table by the British parliament. Yes, it would require a statutory instrument to give effect to the vote in the House of Commons, but surely, in a parliamentary democracy, that was the logic of the...

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