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In his speech to the second referendum convention in London this morning Dominic Grieve, the Conservative former attorney general, described Brexit as “national suicide”. He told the audience:
My friend the prime minister has been doing her very best to try to find a way out of this problem that minimises the damage while trying to honour the referendum result.
The unpleasant truth for her is that it can satisfy no one.
I then explained to them that we had blown it because we allowed a revolutionary change to take place in the name of tradition, and such things can never work. It ends up where you do not want to be.