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How can we reverse Brexit when Europe doesn’t want us back?

Officially, the leaders of the EU are disappointed that Britain is headed for the door. Secretly, they will be relieved when it goes

Bright blue sky shines through the opening onto the central courtyard inside the European parliament building in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/PA

What strikes me most about the Brexit discussions in the UK is not the usual Eurosceptic xenophobia, but the lack of understanding of the EU’s position by those who campaign in favour of a Brexit reversal.

The leaders of the EU are officially disappointed that Britain is headed for the door; secretly they will be relieved when it goes. In truth, the EU does not really…

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