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Could the UK and EU fudge a transition extension if they miss the July 2020 deadline?

In reality both sides could come up with a way to prevent another cliff edge at the end of next year

By Dominic Walsh  

Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in a live phone in on LBC. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

It has been widely observed that the new Brexit deal agreed by Boris Johnson leaves open the possibility of a form of no deal at the end of the transition. I have explained elsewhere how this differs to the version of no deal we are familiar with. While the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement means it would be less disruptive overall, the consequences for UK-EU trade would be essentially the same—albeit with more time to…

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