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Wariness of `perfidious Albion' complicates Brexit talks
One undercurrent that influences thinking, not just among Irish officials but throughout the EU, is the notion of "perfidious Albion". This is something that goes back centuries and was famously articulated in the 19th century by Lord Palmerston who declared that England didn't have friends it only had interests.

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