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“Pretty worthless waffle”: A former ambassador to the EC gives his verdict on May’s deal

David Hannay on the inadequacies of May's deal, what Europe would think of extending Article 50—and why many of the arguments against a second referendum are "spurious"

By David Hannay  

File photo dated 17/10/18 of Theresa May who heads to Brussels on Saturday with her Brexit deal under threat at home and abroad.

The fog of Brexit battle has lifted—briefly.

For months now, the Brexit negotiations have been shrouded in a fog of rumour, obfuscation and double-speak—much of it generated by the Prime Minister and her closest advisers. This confusion was designed to conceal what was really going on at the negotiating table in Brussels, not from the EU 27 but from May’s own Eurosceptic cabinet colleagues and her supporters in the Commons.

Now…

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