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The Brexiteers have got their split from Rome. Next they’ll try to dissolve the monasteries.

So that’s that then. Theresa May has announced that she’ll trigger Article 50 by the end of March. Therefore, unless Mishcon de Reya pull off a spectacular victory against the attorney general and his squad of QCs in court, it seems likely that the Brexiteers will be granted their divorce.

Like Henry VIII, they’ve got what they wanted: a split from the European consensus. Some, like Daniel Hannan, may choose to leave it at that. But getting their own way will do nothing to pacify most Brexiteers.

Because it’s true that for the Brexit right, the European Union …

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