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    'Voldemort in a Wig': Harry Potter, Horcrux Brexit Analogies Blow Up Twitter

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    For those who aren't quite sure about the progress of Brexit talks in the UK and what is happening between the leaders of main political parties, an analogy with J.K.Rowling's bestseller may just clear things up.

    On Wednesday, the UK PM Theresa May has met with the leader of the opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, to discuss a compromise that would see a Brexit deal approved by the required majority of MPs. Conservative party Brexiteers disapproved of the move, dismissing the idea that Corbyn could be part of any solution.

    A source within the Conservative party has reportedly compared Theresa May turning to Labour to Rowling's Harry Potter villain Voldemort having his soul broken. The remark was shared by a journalist on social media, causing an outburst of comments.

    In the Harry Potter series of books, Voldemort has split his soul in seven pieces in order to achieve immortality and placed them in various objects, an animal and Harry Potter himself. According to the plot, every time the Dark Lord created a horcrux, he would metaphysically damaging his own soul.

    On 4 April, Theresa May continued talks with the opposition in search of a new plan to break the Brexit gridlock, despite her party having suffered resignations in the light of the PM reaching out to Labour. 

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