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National borders: a retrogressive fantasy

My children and their cousins understand the value of their pan-European heritage

By Lucy Wadham   August 2016

In Marseille the day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, a French flag waves next to a Union Jack.©Federico Gambarini/DPA/PA Images

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My dad, post-war Atlanticist and Empire nostalgic as he was, to my constant irritation would talk about Europe as if it were a continent beyond the Channel to which he didn’t belong.…

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