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Terms of Brexit talks a thorny issue for May

The UK leader has to decide whether the notion of free movement in the EU is worth supporting in exchange for market access within the bloc.

A voter takes a selfie photo outside a polling station in London on June 8. Public opinion on immigration will be the most important determinant of Britain's European policy in the months ahead.


SHORTLY after UK Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call an unexpected "Brexit election", I wrote that pro-Europeans in Britain might yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But the timescale I had in mind was five years, not five weeks.

How long Mrs May will...

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