Comment: A vote for May's deal is a vote for mediocrity. Brexit could still be so much more 

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A vote for May’s deal is a vote for mediocrity. Brexit could still be so much more 

Flags outside Westminster 
Credit: Dan Kitwood 

You cannot deliver the referendum by sticking to status quo

Back in January 2017, in her Lancaster House speech, the Prime Minister had it all together. She would, she said, seek to negotiate “a bold and ambitious free trade deal” with Europe that would also give us the ability to strike out around the world. She did not pretend this would have the same benefits of full membership – we were leaving – but that we could have a different, positive relationship.

She was aiming to take back control of our money, borders and laws. These, she said quite rightly, were at the heart of the reasons why people voted to leave. She said that ‘’no deal is better than a bad deal’’, and that if the EU would not…

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