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Why Macron's ‘letter to Europe’ is spectacularly clueless & will fall on deaf ears

With numerous political crises gripping Europe, 28 newspapers across the EU yesterday published something we all could have done without: a heartwarming letter about unity and progress from none other than Emmanuel Macron.

“Citizens of Europe,” the embattled French president begins, in the characteristically arrogant style for which he has become known, before delving into the Brexit conundrum and the European Union’s crisis of legitimacy.

Brexit, Macron tells us, is a “symbol” of the “danger” the EU finds itself in. Another way to look at it might be that Brexit is a symbol of how broken the European project actually is. But wait, he’s getting to that: The EU, he continues, has “failed to respond to its peoples’ need for protection from the major shocks of the modern world.”

At this point, the reader may be momentarily fooled into thinking Macron is about to show some belated self-awareness, but the hope is short-lived. Sadly, this is not Macron’s letter of resignation. Quelle surprise!

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