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Book in brief: Europe’s Last Chance by Guy Verhofstadt

Whisper it, but this book might have much to delight critics of the European Union

By Uta Staiger   March 2017

Europe’s Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union, by Guy Verhofstadt (Basic, £18.99)

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You might not expect many “Leave” voters to buy a book that carries its federalist heart so unabashedly on its sleeve. Least of all if its author is running to be president of the European parliament and is a Brexit negotiator, whose appointment Nigel Farage called a “declaration of war.” But, whisper it, Guy Verhofstadt’s book might have much to delight critics of the European Union. The former Belgian…

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