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A Brexit nervous breakdown

The fabric of Britain's unwritten constitution has been dangerously damaged by partisan passions over Brexit

Illustration: Binay Sinha
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Illustration: Binay Sinha

Deepak Lal
During the last five months I have been in London watching with growing astonishment as the world’s oldest democracy (based on an unwritten but well-honed constitution) goes through a nervous breakdown. With Theresa May’s withdrawal bill agreed with the EU being defeated thrice by massive Parliamentary majorities for making the UK, in effect, a colony of the EU for the indefinite future, Ms May reneged on her oft-repeated slogan “No deal is better than a bad deal”, by not letting the UK leave the EU on WTO terms at the end of March. Instead she asked for an extension of
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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 12:52 AM IST

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