Camilla TomineyHow one week in June could prove to be May's 'Waterloo' in a summer of Brexit stumbling blocks

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How the second week in June could prove to be May’s ‘Waterloo’ in a summer plagued by Brexit stumbling blocks

Number 10 are desperate for Mrs May’s legacy to include “delivering on the referendum result”
Number 10 are desperate for Mrs May’s legacy to include “delivering on the referendum result”

For someone famed for kicking the can down the road, Theresa May’s sudden decision to push the withdrawal agreement bill through parliament before the summer recess appears decisively suicidal.

While Downing Street’s quest to get the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement on to the statute book by July may look like progress of sorts for Brexit, it sounds the death snell for a premiership that has plunged the Tories into what some have described as an existential crisis.

Having hailed her “resilience” as one of her few leadership qualities, even Mrs May’s staunchest supporters are now wondering if there is something positively masochistic about clinging on through a summer which promises to give…

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