Though Theresa May voted to remain, she’s loyal to Brexit

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Opinion

November 16, 2018 - 7:06 PM

As the March 29 deadline nears for Great Britain and the European Union to agree on how the former will extricate itself, I feel increasingly sorry for Theresa May, who by virtue of being prime minister is committed to carry out the people’s will.

In 2016, Britons voted on what is commonly known as Brexit. Scotland and Northern Ireland voted by overwhelming margins to remain; but were outvoted by a majority of those in England and Wales.

The outcome surprised the world, and in retrospect many blame virulent hate speech against immigrants as a reason for its success. Russia played no small role in the promulgation of divisiveness, including the funding of anti-EU leader Nigel Farage and his “We want our country back”  campaign mantra.

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