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The true reason Britain cannot call Europe’s bluff

The EU has the advantage not just because of its economic heft, but because of its regulatory infrastructure

By Ian Dunt  

Hardline Leavers like Jacob-Rees Mogg think Britain should stand up for itself. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Jacob Rees-Mogg has a rather unpleasant knack for delivering threats as if they are supportive platitudes. He was at it again in the Telegraph today, telling readers about why the European Union would prefer Theresa May to Boris Johnson.

“The EU knows if they don’t support and help Theresa May to get a deal, there is the risk of having somebody much, much more aggressive, which they don’t want,” he said. “I think that’s helping her. By…

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