Four hundred and eighty three years after Henry VIII broke from Rome, Theresa May went last month to Italy in a gesture of conciliation. On Thursday, she was rebuffed. At root, again, is a dispute over doctrine.
In Florence, May spoke of the British people’s “decision to leave the institution of the European Union”. In that deceptively simple phrase, she exposed the schism between Britain and the EU.
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