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Boris Johnson is baying for the moon on Europe

The EU can't and won't give us a second membership referendum

By Peter Kellner  

Boris: all bluster? © Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

With election year drawing to a close and (probably) referendum year about to start, let us dispose of one persistent myth about our coming decision on Britain’s membership of the European Union. It is that “out” doesn’t really mean “out.” Dominic Cummings, campaign director of Vote Leave, and Boris Johnson have both advanced this case. They argue that a vote to leave the EU would simply trigger tough negotiations; the rest of the…

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