Deal or no deal, both Labour and the Tories will split over Brexit | Rafael Behr

Politics The Guardian

Under May and Corbyn, the two broad churches of English politics are shrinking into intolerant sects A casual observer seeing Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn exchange rhetorical blows over Brexit in the Commons today might imagine that they stand on opposite sides of this totemic issue. But veterans of the debate know they are equal in determination that Britain should leave the EU. They are separated from consensus by small technical matters that can, for theatrical effect, be inflated into irreconcilable differences. That process is testimony to the hold that the two-party system exerts over …

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