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How dare Boris Johnson call this a compromise? 

The prime minister tries to sound conciliatory. But his Brexit plan is designed for UK hardliners and no one else

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/PA Images

If Brexit didn’t threaten to drive the economy into a wall, plunge the lives of millions of people into immediate chaos and endanger the peace process in Northern Ireland, you would have to laugh at it. Here is a true masterpiece of its absurdist genre: the more things change, the more everything stays the same.

Boris Johnson has trodden a familiar path in the last two days. Indeed it is so familiar that it more or less exactly follows the script his predecessor obeyed a…

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