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The Brexit dream is dying

How Ireland turned the tables on the UK

By David Henig  

Johnson drafts a Brexit statement. Photo: Han Yan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

In the coming weeks, Boris Johnson will make one of his biggest decisions as Prime Minister: whether to sign up for the trade deal on offer with the EU. If we imagine that, like in 2016, he has written two articles on the subject, the one favouring a deal would foreground trade, friendship with our neighbours and the integrity of the United Kingdom. The alternative would major on the word “freedom,” acknowledging that any…

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