Libération: Britain a “Marginalised, Average Power”, “Too Bad” if We Leave

How is Dave’s renegotiation going down on the continent? French newspaper Libération splashes on Britain as a teabag, and they don’t exactly sound like they’ll miss us if we leave: “If it’s ‘yes’, good, if it’s ‘no’, too bad”. They ask: “Would Brexit be that dramatic?”

Inside, their leading article dismisses Britain as “in reality, no more than an average power closely dependent on its former American colony”.

They claim: “In reality, the reluctance of London towards the European project is initially barely stronger than that of Paris.”

And they reckon Britain’s “attempts to obtain a special status that allows it to block what goes too far” have “marginalised” us as a player in Europe and put us on the “periphery“. It concludes Britain “eventually tripped over the carpet of its contradictions”. In other words, Britain is getting a bad deal from the EU and they wouldn’t mind too much if we left…




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Trevor Kavanagh’s analysis of the Brexit process…

“Thanks to Mrs May and her useless Chancellor Phil Hammond, this will not come without pain. But we escape with imagination and true British grit or we will be boiled alive.

It means on this centenary Remembrance of our struggle against tyranny, we risk ceding non-military victory in Europe to the undemocratic forces of an unaccountable totalitarian regime.”

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