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Forget the law, Brexit is now a clash of cultures

The clash of totally incompatible legal and civil service cultures in Europe and Britain could end up in both sides getting hurt

4th March, 2018

Senior British cabinet members have been offering vague aspirational utterances about avoiding a dystopian Mad Max environment post Brexit, or likening an Irish border crossing to the divisions between the boroughs of old London town.

This almost casual and contradictory approach, whereby ministers appear to be talking across each other, has been met with 110 close-typed pages of draft European legislation. It formally lists the involvement of the 27 remaining EU countries in setting out...

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