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John Lichfield

John Lichfield: With the Taoiseach in the naughty chair, this was a polite mad hatter's tea party

European summits were never simple but they were once predictable. France and Germany agreed on everything. Britain sat in the naughty chair, which was either a noble or despicable position, depending on your viewpoint. Ireland adopted a low profile, offered its services as a go-between and scooped up more subsidies.

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