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Willie Kealy: 'We still can't bet that Brexit will actually happen'

EU's no-nonsense approach has earned our trust, but means Theresa May is running out of options, writes Willie Kealy

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'Keeping in mind that nobody knows anything - still - I think I will leave my money on that each-way bet for the foreseeable future.' Stock photo: PA Wire/PA Images

'Keeping in mind that nobody knows anything - still - I think I will leave my money on that each-way bet for the foreseeable future.' Stock photo: PA Wire/PA Images

'Keeping in mind that nobody knows anything - still - I think I will leave my money on that each-way bet for the foreseeable future.' Stock photo: PA Wire/PA Images

The notoriously corrupt Tammany hall mayor, "Boss" Croker, used to define someone who was loyal as one who "when bought, stays bought". By that standard, the loyalist DUP MPs who were "bought" by Theresa May with a billion pounds of British taxpayers' money are anything but loyal.

Nothing Mrs May can say will convince some people about her deal with the EU, but there are those in her own party who would have felt safe voting against her proposal, had it been tabled last Tuesday, only because of a very vague belief, or perhaps merely the hope, that there was still enough time to send the prime minister back to Brussels to try to get some changes to her deal. But the EU leadership was implacable and made it clear there would be no renegotiation.


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