Europe has much more to worry about than Brexit

Britain leaving is a blow but more serious is the challenge to the EU’s liberal, democratic values – from both outside and inside

22nd September, 2019

I recall, now in a different light, a conversation in Belfast with two Conservative MPs shortly after then prime minister David Cameron announced his “in-out” referendum but in advance of the actual vote taking place.

Both were amused that anyone could believe the British people might vote to remain in the EU. Their main argument was that it was surely evident that the EU, although it had survived the euro crisis, was itself...

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