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Mayday in the UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May has set the stage for a "hard" Brexit, and adopted a deeply illiberal vision for the UK’s post-EU future, featuring economic intervention, political nationalism, and cultural xenophobia. This isn’t just despicable; it is also breathtakingly foolish.

LONDON – Conservative Brexiteers – who campaigned for the United Kingdom to vote to leave the European Union – continue to blather about building an open, outward-looking, free-trading Britain. But the UK is in fact turning inward. Prime Minister Theresa May, who styles herself as the UK’s answer to Angela Merkel, is turning out to have more in common with Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, than with Germany’s internationalist chancellor.