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The government’s ECJ paper is a win for those who want a European Britain

Civil servants are fighting back against unrealistic ministers

By Ian Dunt  

European Court Of Justice, Luxembourg. Photo: Horst Galuschka/DPA/PA Images

Brexit is as vast and intractable a problem as Britain has faced in the modern era, but ultimately it is just a battle in a larger war. The war is a very familiar one to anyone who knows the politics and psychology of the British: are we going to be like Europe or America?

Once you get past the talk of trade, regulations, arbitration and the rest, you arrive at a very simple choice: will we take up EU or…

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