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No deal may be better than a bad deal—but it has to be a really bad deal

Time to strike a sensible agreement and then at long last we can move on

By David Henig  

Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

For the third consecutive autumn, Brexit Britain faces deal or no-deal tension. By now it feels more “nation stuck in a never-ending drama” than one engaged in serious discussions about the future. You can feel the public and indeed political classes growing ever-more bored. It is scarcely the light relief we need from the unprecedented challenges faced globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yet the outcome of talks probably matters even more this year than the last two, because the government has a majority to…

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