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If Boris Johnson wants a “liberal” Brexit, why are all of his ideas anything but?

For all his talk of liberalism, Boris’ version of Brexit would mean taking a step back from the world stage

By Sam Moore  

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arriving at 10 Downing Street, London, for a Cabinet meeting.

If no plan survives contact with the enemy, none of Boris Johnson’s schemes survives contact with reality. This stretches back to the early days of Brexit negotiations, when Boris Johnson was one of the members of the Cabinet who most wanted to have their cake and it too. It all started with the infamous NHS bus and his “red lines” overshadowing Tory conference.

Since then, he’s had a consistently eye-catching, headline-grabbing relationship with…

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