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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:55 PM

After hoping for British to reverse Brexit, many Europeans can't wait for them to leave

By Michael Birnbaum
September 11 at 11:32 AM

... As months of departure negotiations dragged into years, devoted Anglophiles in Europe fantasized about a second referendum in which all was reconsidered, then forgiven ...

European Council President Donald Tusk said in April he’d been warned against dreaming Brexit could be reversed. Still, he resisted, saying, “At least I will not stop dreaming about a better and united Europe” ...

E.U. leaders would almost certainly agree to a delay beyond the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline, if Prime Minister Boris Johnson asks for one — as a new law passed by the British Parliament compels him to do. The Europeans don’t relish the prospect of an abrupt and economically destabilizing no-deal Brexit ...

At the same time, though, E.U. negotiators are eager to usher Britain out ...

“Immediately after the referendum, among the pro-Europeans in the European institutions, there was the wish that, over the course of time, there would possibly be a reversal,” said Alain Lamassoure, a longtime French member of the European Parliament who retired in June. “But after three years, after all these appalling, ridiculous, dramatic things in the House of Commons, there is a very wide sentiment whereby too much is too much. Now, it’s too late. And it would be better to put an end to this drama” ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/europeans-once-hoped-the-british-would-reverse-brexit-now-many-cant-wait-for-them-to-leave/2019/09/11/729477ba-d33a-11e9-8924-1db7dac797fb_story.html



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yortsed snacilbuper Sep 11 #1

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:17 PM

1. Be careful what you wish for,

you might end up with trump and putin.

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