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    Just finished reading the Brexit white paper. bit.ly/2kvxxnw It says nothing that we didn't know already about the strategy 1/

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    It says UK has been sovereign, but it hasn't "felt like that", so legal control needed. 2/

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    Then a lengthy description of the intimate trade relationship with the EU, and praise for the single market, which rests on EU law 3/

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    And then complaints about migration flows being too fast, which has "given rise to public concern". 4/

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    Ultimately, then, the government's strategy is to try to make people feel better rather than to make them better off. /ends

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