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A “no deal” Brexit needn’t be disastrous

A former Chair of Vote Leave says both sides could manage the consequences sensibly 

By John Mills  

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab with Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: Monasse Thierry/ANDBZ/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

While most people are despondent about Brexit, there may be grounds for believing that all will not end in tears. The government’s Chequers deal is certainly the worst of all worlds for the UK, but there is still a possibility that there will be an eventual outcome which works much better than this for both the UK and the European Union.

There is no doubt that the Chequers plan is a very poor deal but,…

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