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Brexit isn’t working – nor is Boris Johnson’s Britain – Ivan Rogers interview – The New Statesman

26/06/2022

June 25, 2022

The former UK Ambassador to the EU, Ivan Rogers, explains why even Brexiteers are dismayed over Brexit.

Ivan Rogers spent years working within the EU in Brussels as the UK’s Permanent Representative under then-Prime Minister Theresa May. He has experienced negotiations with the bloc first hand, and in this interview with George Eaton, Rogers explains why Brexit has been harder to achieve than Boris Johnson claimed it would be.

Rogers discusses the “naivety” of the UK government in expecting to be able to negotiate a straightforward deal with the European Union, and why it’s unlikely that the UK will ever rejoin the EU. He also discusses what impact Scottish Independence would have on any bid by Scotland to rejoin the EU, and why other EU countries haven’t followed in Britian’s Brexit footsteps.

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