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“They have to face the consequences of their own decision”: Michel Barnier speaks exclusively on the UK’s Brexit position

In an exclusive interview for Prospect, the EU negotiation chief says there is "no way" the UK will be allowed a bespoke deal

By Christine Ockrent  

A long time conservative politician—first elected in 1978, he became at 27 the youngest member of the French National Assembly—Michel Barnier, 66, is an even longer-time European. He dates his passion for Europe to the picture he saw as a child of General de Gaulle and the German chancellor Adenauer clutching hands to symbolize the reconciliation between their two countries.

Well-versed in the subtleties of the European machinery—he was twice a…

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