Emmanuel Macron wants a federalist super-state
But don’t worry, it’s just a smokescreen to hide his weakness at home
Scarcely had our new best buddy, Guy Verhofstadt, landed back in Brussels when his name appeared on a draft resolution in the European Parliament proposing that Northern Ireland should remain part of both the Single Market and the Customs Union after Britain leaves the EU.
This, the parliamentarians argued, was the only way in which the Irish North-South border could remain invisible and friction-free. The corollary is that there should be a de facto economic...
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