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Fiasco: three years of grinding failure on Brexit is reaching its inevitable nadir

I have followed this process closely since the referendum and Johnson’s plan is yet another refusal to accept obvious realities

By Peter Foster  

Read Peter Foster’s definitive overview of the Brexit talks so far

For longtime followers of the Brexit process it became clear at some point in late 2017 that there would be no magic bullets to solve the crisis. And if there was any lingering doubt on that score, then the EU’s polite rebuff of Boris Johnson’s new Brexit “plan” has surely dispelled it.

As I wrote in Prospect last month, Theresa May tried briefly to solve the central riddle of the Irish “trilemma”—but in the end slumped to the table defeated, opting instead to just…

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