Proposal for a healing tsar to reunite Britain, the headline screamed in the UK’s Guardian newspaper on Monday. One of the leading contenders, apparently, was Bob Geldof, he of Live Aid fame. It says a lot about the state of the UK that not everyone would have dismissed the headline for what it was, an April Fool’s day joke. Life on that island has been stranger than fiction in its most recent history, leaving observers unable to decide whether to laugh or cry. What is one supposed to make of a prime minister, desperate to get her Brexit deal with the EU passed, promising her own MPs that she would quit if they approved it? It was an interesting inversion of the more conventional “back me or I go” call to arms. She still lost. A social media user noted that Theresa May proved to be so inept that she couldn’t even manage to fall on her own sword. Almost three years after the UK decided to pull out of the EU, seeking to reverse a political, economic and legal integration process datin...

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