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No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

It is safe to say that for much of the past 46 years the EU has treated the political anxieties of the UK government with a condescension that borders on contempt. We may be right and prescient – as we were over the euro, or immigration control, or the Euro-army, or the intrusion of EU law into every “nook and cranny” of our lives, as Douglas Hurd once put it. But all too often we are simply patted on the head, like some half-witted child, and told to run along.

In their chronic disdain for the UK position, I am afraid that the EU has been fortified by repeated evidence of our basic wobbliness: that we are not in the end prepared to defend the logic of our case. For decades the mantra in Brussels... Read more

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No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever 

No-deal is our Brexit bargaining chip and we must hold our nerve now more than ever