Trump, Putin and Xi all want to make Europe less powerful and united. Britain’s departure has offered them succour
When Brexit happens, “the EU will no longer exist”. So said Nigel Farage to Michel Barnier, who was to become the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, a few days after the 2016 referendum.
Barnier revealed this recently at the end of an interview with the French journalist Marion van Renterghem, about which she writes in the current issue of the New European.
Brexit weakens the country in a world where the geopolitical rivalry between the US, Russia and China is becoming ever more menacing