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Johnson’s future Brexit plan would be almost as disruptive as no deal

A “super Canada plus” agreement would still present businesses with a cliff edge

By Sam Lowe  

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If the Conservatives win the general election, Boris Johnson intends to withdraw the UK from the EU  and negotiate a free trade agreement with the Union based “on the model of a super Canada plus arrangement” by the end of 2020. Much of the commentary has focused on whether it is possible to get a deal done before the stand-still transition period legally ends (it is but it will be difficult). Yet not enough time has been spent examining what his proposed “super Canada plus arrangement”…

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