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Oh, that election | Stephen Broughton
Well, folks. Five years came around quickly and we have another general election. It is fast becoming a hallmark of British discourse that we identify who is with us and who is against us. Each time round, the conversation is different. Two years ago, the Tories got their majority, on the proviso that we have a conversation about "Brexit". One year ago, we had that conversation about Brexit (and lost). This year, the main talking point is Brexit. And yet, we have triggered that Article 50 thing; triggering two years of negotiations that decides the direction (i.e. just how acute the angle downwards we should point) of our separation from the European Union. Now, it would be incredibly daft to start the negotiating window and immediately take leave to have a national conversation about everything to do with the country. It is akin to waiting until you arrive at the front of the queue at McDonald's and then asking the cashier to wait a moment while you plan your entire diet regimen. The