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LONDON, U.K.—The five-day debate in the British Parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union did not start well for her. Everybody knows that she hasn’t got the votes to pass the deal, but it turned out that she hasn’t got the votes for lots of other things, either. It’s a rotten deal because it was bound to be. The EU is 27 other countries with a population seven times that of the United

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Brexit referendums: best two out of three?

By Gwynne Dyer       

As the fantasies fade and reality bites, the members of House of Commons (of whom a majority always supported Remain, even if many hid their views in order to survive politically) have become an extraordinarily volatile group.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal leaves the U.K. half-in and half-out of the EU, “shackled to a radiator” until such time as it comes up with a magical solution to that border conundrum. The Hill Times file photograph by Sam Garcia
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