Theresa May and Brexit

UK politicsSource: The Guardian, March 1

A former Conservative and a former Labour prime minister, John Major and Tony Blair, have recently criticized Theresa May’s handling of Brexit.

Rafael Behr comments: “…The reactionaries won’t admit they’ve won, and the liberals haven’t grasped the scale of their defeat. That is good for May, who navigates through the middle. She read the cultural mood when it was against her party in opposition. Now she co-opts a different mood as her personal project in power. That doesn’t mean she will make a success of Brexit, as she promises. The real process hasn’t even begun. The economy will soon enough be the big theme in politics again. Then the warnings issued by two former prime ministers might resonate. But for now, it is culture wars that dominate, and the current prime minister who commands the field.”

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