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Johnson’s Deal

Boris Johnson’s “Withdrawal Agreement” is a pig of a deal that makes Northern Ireland an EU colony. Meanwhile, his “Political Declaration” sketching out the future will make us poorer and less powerful. The PM has also boxed himself into such a tight timetable that we’ll either get a crap deal or crash out next Christmas. He hasn’t even got Brexit done. Here we strip the lipstick off his pig.

Johnson leaves Ireland back door wide open

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 06.12.2019

Treasury document shows how EU and other countries can route goods to GB via Ireland - undermining our internal market - but we couldn’t do the reverse.

Analysis

A dis-service to 80% of our economy

by Andrew Gowers | 27.11.2019

Michael Gove claims a bright future for our world-beating services industries after Brexit. This is a dangerous delusion.

Analysis

Doing a deal in a year means obeying EU rules

by Quentin Peel | 20.11.2019

The UK will have to accept the “level playing field” that Brussels demands to finish negotiations in 2020. The only alternative is to crash out after all.

Analysis

Business will be f*cked

by Hugo Dixon | 18.11.2019

Remember how PM said “f*ck business”? If he wins, that’s exactly what he’ll do. A hung parliament and a People’s Vote are far better.

Analysis

A power grab worthy of Henry VIII

by Nick Kent | 26.10.2019

102-page document reveals PM’s plan to take 19 “Henry VIII” powers - giving him ability to change laws post Brexit without passing new ones.