They said that Britain would "divide and conquer" in the Brexit talks, that the EU27's unity would shatter, that other members would soon be flirting with exit. They were wrong. My column this week is a European take on Brexit
“The impression of [EU] professionalism and consistency grows when compared with Britain’s.. over-confidence.. vagueness.. and diplomatic missteps.. The unflattering contrast hardly encouraged Britain’s allies to spend political capital on breaking rank“
Quote: `If an EU did not exist, someone would have to invent one—then, a few moments later, start grumbling about it‘