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British diplomats to pull out from EU decision-making meetings within days | The Guardian |

In an attempt to reinforce the message that the UK is leaving the EU by 31 October, "do or die", the UK would stop attending the day-to-day meetings that inform EU decision-making.

The move under discussion is said by UK officials to be in line with Boris Johnson's first statement in the House of Commons in which he said he would "unshackle" British diplomacy from EU affairs.

Critics have countered that the symbolic walkout would merely leave the UK blindsided on decisions and ultimately damage the national interest.

The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said he would attend a meeting of his EU counterparts at the end of August in Helsinki.

Luisa Porritt MEP, the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European parliament, said: "Boris Johnson is unnecessarily sabotaging British influence in Europe.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 at 10:02:00 AM EST

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