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What does the rest of Europe think about our Brexit shambles? | Politics

Patrick van IJzendoorn

Patrick van IJzendoorn

The Netherlands

Patrick van IJzendoorn, De Volkskrant

From the first, it was clear this would end in a quintessentially English muddle

Near where I live stands the old dwelling of Italo Svevo, the Italian writer and factory owner. “This England is so different,” he wrote in one of his daily letters to his wife, who had stayed behind in Trieste. With this remark in mind, as well as my own observations on this blessed bit of land since 2003, the vote to leave the EU didn’t surprise me. The romantic anglophile in me even has a soft…

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