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Europe in revolt

Across a continent, there is a void between governments and their citizens. Ignoring this vacuum leaves it free for the chauvinists to exploit

By Chris Bickerton   January 2017

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, addresses a Paris crowd. The poster depicts Joan of Arc and says: "No to Brussels, yes to France" ©Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty Images

From the timeless cafés of Vienna, or from the trendy bars of Berlin and Amsterdam, it is easy to dismiss Brexit as a curiously British affair. Did Winston Churchill not describe…

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