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Barnier says Britain will likely end up with a “Canada-style” Brexit deal—what would that look like?

In short, economic misery

By Jonathan Lis  

Michel Barnier (left) with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Ye Pingfan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

The British imagination has long associated Canada with liberalism, friendliness and ice hockey; now, thanks to Brexit, we may be able to add economic ruin to the list. In a recently leaked European Union document, chief negotiator Michel Barnier apparently confirmed that the UK would have to settle for a post-Brexit trade deal along the lines of the EU’s agreement with Ottawa, and not the bespoke arrangement sought by Theresa May. The good news…

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