We’re not yet beyond our limit to be shocked at Brexit events

How will British historians record the behaviour of its political establishment during the great Brexit crisis?

Even the most loyal among their ranks, proud to document the events of significance in a country that includes the word ‘Great’ in its name, will be challenged to portray the period as anything other than a shameful mess.

Following Tuesday’s series of House of Commons votes, Boris Johnson was insisting that Prime Minister Theresa May was able to now go to Brussels and ‘get the freedom clause that the UK needs’. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA.

Sky’s deputy political editor Beth Rigby put it best in an exchange with Boris Johnson on Tuesday night, just after that series of votes in the House of Commons.

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