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David Davis can talk about canny negotiation all he likes—ultimately, Brexit will come down to the law

Certainly, politics is vital; but much more importantly, this is a legal process

By Jonathan Lis  

If you were to limit your Brexit exposure to the pronouncements of David Davis, you might be reasonably confident that Brexit was all about canny negotiating technique: how much bargaining might be done, how many concessions might be achieved, how many backroom deals might eventually be agreed. Do not limit your Brexit exposure to the pronouncements of David Davis.

The Brexit Secretary recently speculated about negotiations continuing until the last minute to hammer out a deal in Brussels, and—specifically citing aviation—informed MPs that “whatever happens, we’ll have some sort…

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