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I think you're making the same fundamental historical error of scale that the UK pundits are making - probably a side effect of the massive Irish over-exposure to UK media.

The UK and the EU are not peers.

While I expect Johnson's UK (if that's what we get) to be an English nationalist enemy of the EU and any other not-properly-white countries the UK won't be more than an annoyance to the EU (more than that for IE, until we finish routing around them).

England and its Empire was once a peer to the rest of Europe, but that Empire is long gone and Brexit makes it likely the last fragments will break away.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 at 11:37:22 AM EST

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