EU is hopeless at trade deals and ignores service economy

Support for the principle, if not the process, of leaving the EU is still strong and Britain will prosper outside the single market

18th June, 2017
Picture: Getty

‘My legislative programme, your Majesty” says Theresa May, bowing low. But it’s a grinning Arlene Foster sitting on the throne.

Cartoons along these lines – May wearing Orange Order sashes, May addressing the DUP leader as she would her sovereign, ahead of the queen’s speech – abound in the British press. Yet the sudden pivotal influence of what most British voters view as an obscure, even baffling, minority party is only...

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