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Of course we will strike a bespoke Brexit deal—but that’s not the point

Even a tailored agreement will damage Britain’s prospects

By Sam Lowe  

Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier arrive at No 10. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

The government’s “Road to Brexit” series of speeches has kicked off, with Boris Johnson and the Prime Minister making contributions so far. But as yet we are none the wiser. The fundamental Brexit trade-offs have not been addressed. This can’t go on forever. The cabinet and Theresa May are fast approaching an unavoidable fork in the road: Canada or Norway. Canada or Norway. Canada or Norway. The European Union’s messaging has…

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