Tuesday 25 April 2017

European leaders' double-speak is biggest barrier to real progress

Francois Hollande. Photo: AFP/Getty
Francois Hollande. Photo: AFP/Getty
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Parlez-vous Brexit? More than a month after the UK voted to leave the European Union, the biggest barrier to real progress is language.

Every EU leader is walking a tightrope of words trying to reassure their domestic audience while simultaneously speaking to the whole continent.

Paddy likes to know. But so does Pierre, Manuel, Gunter and Harold.

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