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Commentary: The view from Europe: Britain’s uncertain future – By David Jessop

By David Jessop

In a  few days about 160,000 members of Britain’s Conservative Party, largely white, male and in their late fifties, will elect a new party leader and so appoint Britain’s next Prime Minister. This 0.3 percent of the country’s electorate must choose between two men, both of whom now appear determined to lead the UK into a no-deal Brexit after October 31 and to an uncertain future.

Speaking a few days ago, Boris Johnson, the candidate widely expected to become prime minister, and his opponent, the present UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, laid down new red lines.    Continue reading

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