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Theresa May greets Jean-Claude Juncker

The leaked dinner conversion between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, was the opening round in what will be a tough fight. Juncker said he had become “10 times more pessimistic” after the dinner, a comment best treated as tactical noise. The European Union is a formidable negotiator. Its members have agreed a common position. The EU and the UK differ on issues like the timing of the trade negotiations and money, of course. There will be no early agreement-—there…

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