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This is what a Conservative majority means for Brexit

The withdrawal agreement is likely to pass and focus then turns to the future trade talks

By Steve Peers  

Get Brexit done? Photo: HUGO PHILPOTT/UPI/PA Images

If tonight’s exit poll is correct, what does it mean for the Brexit process?

First and foremost, a sizable Conservative majority means that the votes are there in the House of Commons to pass the bill to implement the withdrawal agreement—which would have the effect of approving the agreement itself—by the end of January 2020. The UK will then leave the EU on that date, with an initial “deal.”

However, the withdrawal agreement does not regulate the UK’s future relationship with the…

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