James Forsyth James Forsyth

The losing game

When it comes to the next election, the question won’t be which party takes a hit — but which comes off worse

Iraq, the financial crisis, the expenses scandal — all of these undermined trust in politicians. They created an impression of a governing class that was devious, inept and venal. But the damage they did to public faith in politics is nothing compared with the damage that will be done by a failure to deliver Brexit.

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