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Europe cannot afford to be smug about our political chaos

Britain’s predicament is serious but Brussels has problems of its own

By David Henig  

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and Brexit Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: THIERRY ROGE/Belga/PA Images

It is easy for those in other countries to survey the carnage brought by Brexit to UK politics and feel a certain smugness. Hurtful for many of us in the UK, but we can understand why other countries who have felt us to be arrogant in the past are not feeling terribly sympathetic. In the EU in particular you hear a lot that while they were sad after the…

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