May's obsession with freedom of movement and immigration has defined more than anything else where the UK's Brexit predicament is today.
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Over the past 2 years I have asked numerous EU and European government officials if they could pinpoint the exact moment May’s path towards a hard Brexit was set. Many, often without much hesitation, point to the PM’s ”citizens of nowhere” speech.
In the middle of delicately balanced negotiations packed with technical and complicated issues, that May's big ask was to get the words "ending of free movement of people" on the first page of the political declaration is so revealing.