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The trouble for Johnson: striking a deal with Europe is one thing, winning over MPs quite another

The dilemma has always been that if you pivot towards one group in the Commons, you antagonise others 


By Rachel Sylvester  

Both Boris Johnson (pictured) and Jeremy Corbyn must ensure their parties look inward. Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

The Brexit negotiations are like one of those seesaws that spins round and round as well as tipping up and down. Not only does the British government have to reach agreement with the EU, Boris Johnson also has to persuade the House of Commons to back any deal. And the problem has always been that the more the prime minister tips in one direction, with a compromise that pleases Brussels, the harder it is to secure the endorsement of the Conservative hard Brexiteers and…

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