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No, we’re not being bullied by the EU over Brexit

The logical consequence of leaving Europe is that we are worse off. Brussels bullying simply doesn’t enter into it

By Jonathan Lis  

The aftermath of the People's Vote march in London. Photo: Ollie Millington / Rmv/Zuma Press/PA Images

As the Brexit negotiations stutter towards a new deadline and a new opportunity to miss it, the rhetoric of punishment again hangs in the air. The narrative is predictable. The EU is attempting to blackmail us into accepting the Irish backstop, taking its revenge on us for leaving. We should have no desire to be in an organisation that bullies and humiliates us.

This is not simply the language of radio shock-jocks and nationalist…

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