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Torture a Tory, make him an MEP? Not any more

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

‘Epiphany.’ That was the word that Robert Rowland, soon-to-be-ex-MEP for the Brexit party, used to describe his discovery of the real inner workings of the European parliament. I met Rowland in Strasbourg, a mere eight months after his election last May, at his very last plenary session. With no small degree of pride, he showed me around the debating chamber, with its sleek interior and its hi-tech voting machines.

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Anne Applebaum is a staff writer at the Atlantic magazine.

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