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Some doubt EU's Brexit negotiator Barnier is up for the task

City of London insiders say they fear Mr Barnier has a yen to rein in markets rooted in French history and a Gaullist conservatism that is at odds with the freewheeling "laissez faire" culture in Britain.


MICHEL Barnier has a dealmaker's flair for gauging what the other side can accept but as Theresa May prepares to launch Brexit negotiations, some European Union (EU) officials wonder if Brussels' man can really figure out what she wants.

That is a nagging question for EU

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