Our politicians are bickering on the edge of the Brexit abyss


Let the chronicles of this turbulent time record how the prime minister and the leader of the opposition agreed that Britain should leave the European Union, so they argued instead about which channel should host an argument between them.

  • Rafael Behr
  • The Guardian

Theresa May wants to defend her Brexit deal on the BBC; Jeremy Corbyn prefers to attack it on ITV.

It is the perfect culmination of British politics since the referendum: a confected row over a piece of theatre to avoid a real debate.

Parliament starts hearing arguments over May’s plan on Tuesday.

This should be…

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