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    My views on #Brexitbill:
    1/5 May now has a mandate for Hard Brexit: outside single mkt, EU citizens as pawns etc. Risky for UK econ/society

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    2/5 Hard Brexit was not on ballot paper on 23 June, but a majority in Commons has now voted for that. Will be remembered in decades to come

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    3/5 There was a Commons majority for a Soft Brexit (in single mkt & customs union, EU citizens’ rights etc), at least as a transition

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    4/5 Lab+Lib Tories+LDs+SNP could have united for this, had Lab been smarter & had “liberal” Tories stood up to Hard Brexiteers

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    5/5 In short, Supreme Court passed the ball to the Commons, but they missed an open goal. So much for “parliamentary sovereignty”!

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