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For richer, for poorer: on Saturday MPs will determine Britain’s economic future

Johnson’s deal averts an immediate crisis but will corrode the economy over the longer term

By Paul Wallace  

Photo: Zhang Cheng/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Reaching a deal with the European Union is one thing; getting it through the Westminster parliament is another, as Theresa May found to her cost. Boris Johnson has defied the odds (and the pundits) by forging an agreement with the EU, through concessions over Northern Ireland that his predecessor was unwilling to contemplate. But the prime minister has yet to put his “great deal” to the House of Commons. When MPs meet on Saturday (the first such sitting since the Falklands War in…

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