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23 Jan 2019

Can Merkel break Brexit deadlock?

Business Editor

Amid global fragmentation, Angela Merkel’s speech at Davos was loaded with appeals to heal divisions. But does that extend to breaking the deadlock of Brexit?

In her keynote address, Mrs Merkel said that the world’s most pressing problems would only be overcome if like-minded people worked together, warning that “anything else will lead us into despair”.