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News and comment on the Brexit process, as Britain tries to leave the EU.

Friday 17 September 2021

AUKUS - Bonnet de Douche!


France is now braced to lose out on a multibillion-dollar submarine supply deal with Australia, which its foreign minister called “a stab in the back,” while the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy was upstaged on the day it was launched. 

As POLITICO’s Stuart Lau, Jacopo Barigazzi and David Herszenhorn report

“It was doubly infuriating for the EU camp that Brexit Britain was the only European ally invited to the top table.”

Wrt the sub, there were issues with the submarine contract from the beginning, including spiralling costs and security concerns. In other words, this is partly of France's own making!

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