Once again, Theresa May tries to claim victory – but the EU have conceded next to nothing | Jonathan Freedland


Now all eyes will be on the Brexiters whose minds May needs to change before they cast their votes on Tuesday

Now the battle of interpretation begins, and to the naked ear the next 24 hours in Westminster might sound a lot like an argument about international law. In fact, the debate over the “legally binding changes” that Theresa May announced, her voice hoarse with exhaustion, as the Strasbourg clocks chimed midnight will not, ultimately, be a legal one. For all the talk of “instruments” and “protocols” and “arbitration panels”, this will come down to politics.

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