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The Prospect Podcast #97: The Brexit fiasco past and present, with Peter Foster

The impossible mission of resolving the backstop

By Prospect Team  

In the new issue of Prospect, Europe editor for the Daily Telegraph Peter Foster writes a sprawling longread on the inside story behind what went wrong with Brexit, from Theresa May’s initial leadership speech to failed attempts to tackle the backstop head-on.

Foster joins the Prospect podcast this week to talk about the short, failed history of Brexit thus far, and what might be expected under Boris Johnson’s leadership. Have the Brexit talks under the new prime minister been, as some of Foster’s sources have said, a mere “sham”?

You can read Peter Foster’s story on the behind-the-scenes maneuvers of the Brexit talks here.

Plus: Tom Clark and Stephanie Boland on what Boris Johnson does next

Find all episodes of the Prospect podcast here

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