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The EU cannot save Britain from itself

Brussels has no interest in throwing the UK off the cliff—unless we insist on jumping

By Jonathan Lis  

Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker outside No 10 earlier this year. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

The leaked details of Theresa May’s recent dinner with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a vintage artefact of political gossip: a traditional mix of policy and personal drama. In these uncertain times, equally reassuring was the familiar, subsequent post-mortem, questioning who had leaked the account and why. Predictably, EU officials were accused of attempting to smear or weaken the prime minister. But whoever was responsible, the past few…

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