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2018: Decision year for Brexit

A former ambassador to the European Economic Community says that Britain could be headed for “EU membership minus, minus, minus”

By David Hannay  

Photo: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

This is the season when pundits are required to make predictions about the coming year. So, here goes. By the end of 2018 most of the main decisions about Britain’s proposed exit from the European Union will either have been taken or will be a lot easier to predict than they are now. Thanks a lot, you may say, for a fine piece of obfuscation. But that is about as clear as it gets in a political scene characterised by electoral volatility and intra-party confusion;…

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