The Guardian view on Brexit rebels: helpful dissent | Editorial

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Westminster needs mavericks in public life, even if they are wrong, because a clearer perception of the truth is produced by its collision with error The moves not to “ re-adopt ” Conservative MP Nicholas Boles by his local constituency party because he has “gone rogue”, and to deselect Labour’s Luciana Berger for disloyalty, are straws in the political wind. Both MPs are semi-detached from their party leadership, and both have crucially become so over the issue of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Mr Boles has not endeared himself to Tory party activists in Lincolnshire, who voted …

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