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How much will Brexit cost?

The divorce bill from the European Union could run to the tens of billions

By Iain Begg  

EU chief negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier carries a copy of Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts by Daniel Shapiro as he leave the Druids Glen hotel after a Brexit meeting in Wicklow, Ireland © Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

Will it be sixty billion euros, one hundred billion or not a brass farthing? As so often when money is involved, the rhetoric around the likely “divorce” bill for the UK to leave the European Union has become increasingly poisonous, despite the fact that no official demand from the EU side has yet been put forward. Equally, the UK has yet to…

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