Theresa May’s hopes of winning support for her Brexit compromise have been dealt a huge blow after Justine Greening became the first senior Conservative to support calls for a second referendum. The prime minister’s effort to keep Britain in parts of the single market is the “worst of both worlds” and will satisfy no one, the former education secretary says in an article for The Times. With the main parties divided, Ms Greening believes that even a free vote in parliament will not confer legitimacy on the final deal. “The only solution is to take the final Brexit decision out of the hands of deadlocked politicians, away from the backroom deals, and give it back to the people,” she writes…

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