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Is Tim Barrow just the man for Brexit?

The new EU ambassador faces the most difficult assignment of his career

By Nicholas Wright  

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Before the start of 2017, few outside the UK’s diplomatic community would have heard of Tim Barrow. His appointment as Britain’s Permanent Representative (ambassador) to the European Union, following the public and acrimonious departure of Ivan Rogers, was meant to steady the ship. It was also a clear signal from No 10 that whatever the demands of more excitable Brexiteers, the negotiations will be conducted by experienced diplomats.

In this sense, Barrow…

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