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Can the UK survive and thrive outside the EU?

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Whatever happens in the event of an Out vote, we'll try to negotiate some kind of friendly deal with the EU, as it accounts for 44 per cent of our exports. Unfortunately, it's not just down to us, it's also down to them. So how might the conversation with Brussels go? We asked a veteran diplomat to look into that. Jonathan Powell served as Tony Blair's chief of staff in Downing Street; he's firmly for Remaining in - and with the help of a former EU commissioner, Antonio Vittorino - here's his take on the discussion we might be starting in a month's time. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCNewsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/bbcnewsnight