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    Has May said anything of substance about Brexit since the election? Have I missed it? Does she really think nothing changed?

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    She framed the whole thing as explicit request for a negotiating mandate and lost her majority.

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    She cannot yet demonstrate that she commands the confidence of the Commons - the essential basis on which she is allowed to govern.

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    And yet she wants the talks to start on Monday. It is madness. On what authority is she negotiating? To what purpose?

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    It is a constitutional outrage in principle and a staggeringly shit idea in practice.

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    Worth nothing: "caretaker principles" guiding Gov in hung parliament that hasn't yet proved confidence in Commons: publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200910/cm…

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    Would certainly appear to preclude any action as significant as the launch of talks to withdraw UK from EU.

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