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Through the Brexit looking glass, we now know less than we did | John Crace

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Our PM can’t manage her own resignation, and even the ERG is at war with itselfMondayAs a child growing up with the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions I became obsessed with space travel and dreamed of getting a job with Nasa. Not as an astronaut because I was far too scared for that, but maybe as someone who helped them to get into their suits and bolted the capsule door shut on the launch pad. 50 years later, I could be in with a shout as Nasa is offering people £14,000 to spend 60 days in bed as part of a study in bodily deterioration; a job I could literally do with my eyes shut. Sure, there are certain indignities to be endured – you’re not allowed to get out of bed even to go to the toilet – but I’ve suffered far worse in hospital and £7K a month is not to be sniffed at. And, on the plus side, there’s the chance to catch up with a lot of reading and a few boxed sets while still being able to do the day job on my laptop from home by following our politicians on Parliament TV. It might even be good for my mental health. These days Brexit is a horror show best watched from the safety of bed. The government should come with its own government health warning. Continue reading…

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