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The simple Brexit truth: this is the deal that the red lines deliver

We have arrived at the position that follows logically from UK decisions

By David Henig  

Prime minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street, London, announcing she has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. Picture date: Thursday November 22nd, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

It is hard to keep track of the theories abounding as to why last week’s proposed binding Withdrawal Agreement, and just-published aspirational statement on the future relationship with the EU do not together represent a good deal. There is the experienced EU negotiating machine against the weak UK one, size mattering in international negotiations, the EU’s desire to punish the UK, UK civil servants conspiring secretly with EU counterparts to keep us close, the…

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