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By Prospect Team   November 2019

Risk of contagion

Peter Foster’s excellent essay (“How the deal died,” October) makes for very saddening reading. Brexit is a story of permanent misunderstanding of the EU since 1973, recurrent lies, mounting foolishness, and lost opportunities. UK governments bear the essential responsibility, but the EU also contributed. (Nobody has explained yet why the Withdrawal Agreement had to make provisions for Northern Ireland while forgetting the rest of the future relationship. This was a legal and political mistake, whose cost appears clearer now).

One striking element lies in the incompetence of the…

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