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Do not extend the Brexit transition

Prolonging the legal status quo is not necessarily the best outcome for the UK

By George Yarrow  

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The development of the post-Brexit future relationship between the UK and the EU was always likely to be a long-term project. The issues are many, some of them are complex and others are politically difficult (eg fishing arrangements). We do not live in static environments: technologies move on, markets evolve, political priorities change. Changes in treaties and agreements are part of this flux and the development of the future relationship will likely be…

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