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Herman Van Rompuy: For Europe, Brexit is a “political amputation”

Speaking at a recent roundtable the former president of the European Council also said no deal will be reached until the last moment

By Anand Menon  

Herman Van Rompuy was speaking at an event hosted by the UK in a changing Europe. Photo: Michiel Hendryckx

When it comes to Brexit, it’s probably worth heeding the advice of a man who has unparalleled experience of European Union level negotiations. But Herman Van Rompuy, the mild mannered and drily amusing former President of the European Council, doesn’t think we should hold our breath for any particular outcome. Rather, he thinks Brexit might end up being sorted at the 11th hour, deep into the autumn, when a choice…

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