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Are the edges of a Brexit deal coming into focus?

We always must prepare for a no-deal outcome. But we do not need to expect one

By Raphael Hogarth  

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: Photo: Nasa

When Theresa May said that she thought no deal was better than a bad deal, plenty of people complained but few truly believed her. Hers was a cautious government, desperate to maintain the confidence of MPs, most of whom were desperate to avoid the economic shock of no deal.

Boris Johnson’s government is nothing like that. Whereas May seemed allergic to risk, Johnson is a man of appetites, and a risk appetite is among them. He has a…

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