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Independent: Lamps out over Europe as Brexit marks the end of the European Union
16:30, 24 June 2016
Independent: Lamps out over Europe as Brexit marks the end of the European Union

The Brexit vote will encourage copycat challenges in countries such as Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands – and even France

16:30, 24 June 2016

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As the first world war approached, the British foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey remarked to a friend: “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Watching the British referendum results from Paris early this morning, after 35 years covering European politics, I felt that the lamps were going out all over Britain.

One after one, the solid and familiar English towns that I have known all my life voted to turn their backs on the rest of Europe. “Bolton votes leave… Stafford votes leave… Lancaster votes leave.”

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