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Stephen Wall spent decades with a ringside seat at the Anglo-European circus

On our way out: David Cameron with the EU's Jean-Claude Junker a week after the Brexit vote in June 2016 Credit: THIERRY ROGE/Belga/PA Images

On our way out: David Cameron with the EU's Jean-Claude Junker a week after the Brexit vote in June 2016 Credit: THIERRY ROGE/Belga/PA Images

Although it is marketed as a history of Britain and the European Union, Reluctant European really sparkles as a political memoir. Stephen Wall joined the Foreign Office in 1968, and for four decades enjoyed a ringside seat at the Anglo-European circus. He…

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