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Why Emmanuel Macron would welcome “Bremain”

Chumming up with a country that has only just walked off in a huff might not be what the pro-European Macron had in mind when he talked about reform, but he should embrace it

British Prime Minister and French President attend an official dinner at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Photo: PA

Lacking any organised domestic opposition, Emmanuel Macron is steamrolling through reforms at home. On more distant horizons, he is winning France some soft power back.

But Brussels is the puzzle he can’t quite crack; he’s keen to be seen as making the weather, and yet the institutions are set in their ways, and the power politics hasn’t been playing in his favour.

If only Britain would remain in the…

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