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The new Brexiteer mantra? Just get it over the line

The thinking is that any deal can be unpicked at a later date. But does it work like that?

By Aarti Shankar  

Cabinet Brexiteer Michael Gove. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

In recent weeks the government has stepped up its rhetoric on a no deal Brexit. Liam Fox recently suggested that this has become the most likely outcome due to “intransigence” from the European Union. Jeremy Hunt has toured member states warning of the geostrategic risks of no UK-EU agreement.

However, another approach is also gaining traction among Brexiters—that the government should just “get over the line” in negotiations, agree an orderly exit in March next year, and sort out the future relationship later on. Proponents…

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