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The first Swiss lesson for Brexit Britain: negotiations never end

Like Switzerland we will always be arguing over something or other with the superpower on our doorstep

By Sam Lowe  

Switzerland regularly finds itself lassoed into the Brexit debate, because of its unusual relationship with the European Union. This is to be expected. Switzerland is a prosperous country, sitting within Europe yet not within the EU. The EU-Swiss relationship is a product of its time and the EU is reluctant to base the future UK-EU relationship on one that gives it a constant headache. However, there are lessons from the Swiss experience that the UK and its policy makers would do well to take on board.

First, contrary to the…

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