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Britain is sinking into the Brexit quagmire

The UK’s former ambassador to the European Economic Community on the negotiation errors so far—and the chances of future progress

By David Hannay  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

It is hard for anyone who cares about Britain’s role in the world and about its future prosperity and security not to feel a sense of foreboding at the progress—or rather the lack of it—in the Article 50 negotiations to leave the European Union.

The lack of preparedness for what everyone, on both sides of the argument, regards as the most complex negotiation Britain has undertaken in living memory, the endless infighting within the government’s own ranks as to what the end-state should ideally…

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