The Tax Take: Vital Brexit decisions are now back on the long finger

Europe is left waiting as British civil servants find themselves in purdah and ministers go home to fight for their seats

23rd April, 2017
Theresa May called her snap election on Tuesday PIc: Getty

Some of the best television I’ve seen in ages was the BBC coverage of 10 Downing Street on the day Theresa May called her snap election. The coverage of the prime minister’s speech was as you would expect.

The real glee was to be had watching cabinet minister after cabinet minister being doorstepped with the same question – when did you find out that a general election was being called?

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