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The Norway option is the worst Brexit outcome except for all the others

Democracies cannot exist without compromise, says a former ECJ judge

By Franklin Dehousse  

Photo: Lexie Harrison-Cripps/EMPICS Entertainment

The Norway option regularly resurfaces in the Brexit debate, when Leavers and Remainers become fed up with insulting and/or aggressing each other. Interestingly, there is nothing that the two sides agree on, except that the Norway option is some new kind of slavery, much worse than their own solution. The first tribe cannot countenance “Brexit in name only” and does not want free movement. The second will not surrender the British veto. Then there are technical questions about how you implement a Norway outcome.


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