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Can the UK and Germany speak the same language on Brexit?

Philip Hammond’s speech last week at the Conference of the Christian Democratic Union’s Economic Council showed that a more collaborative approach to EU negotiations may pay dividends in securing the ‘deep and special partnership’ the UK seeks.

There was a welcome shift in tone, but ministers should not earn respect within the EU by running down their cabinet colleagues.

Alex Greer, from Open Europe, looks at what the UK Chancellor said, how he said it, and what he meant.

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