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School of Politics and International Relations

Brexit agreement

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Dr Stijn van Kessel was interviewed live on Petrie Hosken’s show on BBC Radio London (listen from 2 hours, 19 minutes, 18 seconds) about the EU’s perspective on the Brexit agreement, and the suggestions that the EU is bullying and punishing the UK. He said: “There’s no general mood that the UK should be punished. It’s actually a widespread mood of regret that Brexit is happening and a realisation that it’s no good for any side really – that’s the dominant attitude at least. And also, radical right parties that are generally very Eurosceptic do not really make this a big issue and Brexit is not seen as a means to fuel their own Euroscepticism. There’s a widespread desire that it is best if we just move on with it and make the divorce as orderly as possible.”