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Why one Lib Dem expert shuns his party’s Remain stance—and advocates a Ukrainian model instead

Andrew Duff shocked a regional party meeting by suggesting Brexit should go ahead. But his comments reveal a bigger problem with the EU debate—and a potential way forward for the UK

By William Davison  

Pro-EU protests in Kyiv in 2013. Could Ukraine's deal with the EU serve as a model for the UK post-Brexit?

Standing on a stage in the east of England next to an imposing blue “Exit from Brexit” placard, former Liberal Democrat MEP Andrew Duff’s message was not what the audience at the regional party meeting wanted to hear.

Duff, an authority on the European Union and advocate of further integration, had not come to explain how the process of the UK leaving the EU could be reversed. Instead, he poured…

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