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Guardian - Dan Roberts - Our man in Brussels : Hounded out after daring to tell the truth

The resignation of Britain's ambassador to the European Union is seen on both sides of the ever-widening Channel as a sobering reminder that the country is heading for the hardest of Brexits.

Regardless of whether he was pushed or chose to jump, Sir Ivan Rogers was more than just the government's representative in Brussels. He was also Britain's best hope of a negotiated compromise with other member states over the terms of its departure.

For hardliners in Westminster, the resignation will be seen as a late Christmas present. The Tory right has long accused Rogers of offering "little but doom and gloom" by focusing on the gulf between what they believe could be achieved through determined British bargaining and what the other 27 governments want.

A good analysis of what consequences there will be for the UK with his departure

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jan 4th, 2017 at 01:27:32 PM EST
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