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May Should Admit That Brexit Has Failed

Persisting with this hopeless endeavor is irresponsible.

Please stop.

Please stop.

Photographer: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Facing a historic defeat for her Brexit deal in Parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May has, almost unbelievably, managed to make things worse.

In a speech before the House of Commons on Monday, May postponed a vote on the deal and vowed to reopen talks with the European Union on the most contentious aspect of the whole undertaking, the Irish border. She offered few specifics, little direction, and only the haziest of timelines. To call this the worst of all worlds is only a slight exaggeration.