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It’s time for self-hating Remainers to wise up to Europe’s flaws

It has become popular to do down Britain and sing the praises of our continental friends. But are some people just wearing EU-tinted spectacles?

By Robert Tombs   December 2017

Why do critics of Brexit caricature their opponents, creating a monster that exists essentially in their own imaginations? Presumably a caricature is easier to deal with: metaphorically putting your fingers in your ears. In November’s Prospect, Dutchman Joris Luyendijk, having just returned home from London, wrote a Britain-bashing cover story which went viral online. For him, Brexit is nothing to do with the manifold failings of the European Union, but rather “the…

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