Thursday October 1, 2020

Matt Cooper: The neighbours’ divorce is about to get ugly

Now that Britain has left the EU and the departure terms are being hammered out, we’re about to see the difference between what Boris Johnson has been promising and what is actually possible

2nd February, 2020
The Brexit clock counts down to zero over 10 Downing Street on Friday night Picture: Getty

The bad marriage has reached the formal separation stage, with the terms of the divorce to be finalised by year end. With Brexit done the question now is the settlement terms and what type of relationship Britain and the EU will have in the future. This withdrawal phase – to be limited to 11 months because of the unilateral decision of Boris Johnson to put this near-impossible deadline in place – threatens to be disruptive...

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