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DEAL OR NO DEAL? THE BREXIT PROCESS HAS DESCENDED INTO FARCE BUT WILL IT BECOME A TRAGEDY?
European press coverage of the Brexit debate in the UK Parliament on Tuesday 29 January was savage. The consensus was that Theresa May had placed a fragile unity of the Conservative Party above the national interest, making it impossible to negotiate a new deal with the EU27. Worse, an op-ed in the Spanish newspaper El Pais bluntly stated that she simply could not be trusted. A few weeks previously she had agreed on a draft withdrawal agreement with EU negotiators and, when she presented it to Parliament, suffered the largest defeat ever recorded in a parliamentary vote. She had repeatedly said that this was the best deal available, given the “red lines” that she had chosen to define her version of Brexit. Yet now she was encouraging an amendment that would change it so fundamentally that she would have to go back and try to renegotiate it. MARTIN MCKEE READ MORE