-- Editor for European government, politics and Brexit
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Writing features on megacities and urban trends.
- Nieman Fellow 2014
Break from journalism. Wrote a screenplay. Scratched that itch.
- Diplomatic Correspondent 2010-2014...
Theresa May gestures while answering questions following a speech in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 22, 2017. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s previous Brexit speech is remembered as the one where she said: “no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain.”In Florence, the catchphrase was notably absent. Until, that is, she was goaded into repeating it in the question-and-answer session afterwards. A journalist asked: “Is no deal still better than a bad deal?” Yes, she replied.
“So Britain has blinked. As this paper has predicted for four months, gone is the pretense that in our negotiations with the EU “no deal is better than a bad deal”. Today, in Florence, the Prime Minister’s whole speech is an admission that Britain has no option but to deal.”
Theresa May’s office dismissed as speculation a report that the U.K. is prepared to pay a 40 billion-euro ($47 billion) bill to leave the European Union, while leading Brexit supporters pushed back against paying anything at all. The figure surfaced in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, which cited three government officials it didn’t identify as saying Britain would offer the sum in a bid to push the discussion toward a future trade deal.
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