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Nick Clegg’s new book offers a Brexit third way—which would satisfy nobody

Essentially, the book offers the status quo ante

By Anand Menon   December 2017

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 27JAN11 - Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, speaks the session 'Europe: Back to the Drawing Board?' at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2011. Copyright by World Economic Forum by Moritz Hager

Never let it be said that centrist politicians lack passion. Nick Clegg oozes it on every page, making his book, for the most part, a cracking good read—although his pops at assorted Brexit funders and newspaper owners smack more of settling scores than making his case.

What of the substance? Despite its title, this is not a book about stopping Brexit but about altering its end point. Clegg starts from the assumption that the EU…

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