Friday February 28, 2020

Barnier signals that Brexit games are over

May's solutions melting faster than the snow as the chaos from the EU draft document drowns out John Major's Brexit intervention

1st March, 2018
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EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Pic: Getty

Sir John Major isn’t exactly political dynamite, but stepping into the political quagmire of Brexit this week was a rare event for him. He mustered more passion in this one speech than perhaps in his entire term as prime minister, and that passion was clear in one phrase: ‘Nobody knew in any detail what Brexit would mean.”

It’s that central thought that justified everything Major set out: that British Prime Minister...

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