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The Punishment of Theresa May

British voters knocked over the trap the prime minister tried to set for them.
Source: Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Prime Minister Theresa May believed she had constructed an inescapable trap for British voters. Most observers and pundits, myself included, assumed it would work. Last night, the voters delivered a stunning surprise. Rather than walk into the trap, they knocked it over.

Half of British society wished to stay in the EU. Forty-eight percent voted Remain in the June 2016 referendum, and they have not changed their minds. A year-long series of polls on the question

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