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Why implementing a deal could be Johnson’s biggest challenge

Striking an agreement with Europe is difficult but legislating for it could be even harder

By Maddy Thimont Jack  

Photo: Jamie Street

In the run up to the Conservative Party conference, Boris Johnson has maintained that his preferred Brexit outcome is to leave the EU with a deal on 31st October. But agreeing a deal with the EU is only the first step to delivering his goal. If the UK is to leave the EU in an orderly fashion on Halloween, then any deal will need to be implemented in UK law. The supreme court ruling on prorogation doesn’t change this.

Under the EU Withdrawal Act (passed in…

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