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The UK and the EU have agreed on a Brexit trade deal

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  1. nacho
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    Both the EU and the UK will surely tout victory. With the impacts of the covid border shutdown the last days due to the "new" strain of covid-19 in the UK, surely it's the British who have folded...

    Both the EU and the UK will surely tout victory. With the impacts of the covid border shutdown the last days due to the "new" strain of covid-19 in the UK, surely it's the British who have folded in the eleventh hour.

    It will be very interesting to see how large the concessions Johnson had to give actually were. We won't know until the 2000-page text is available to go through.

    What an absolute farce Brexit has been. Hopefully this is the last of it, and things actually move forwards. If, as reports are suggesting, the fisheries portion of the deal has a 5 year duration, and the EU retains two thirds of their pre-Brexit quota, we may be in for repeated cliffhanging, stalling and nonsense every five years. Europe shouldn't spend their limited political time on such nonsense. It's time to call the UK bluff (if it reappears) and let them bear the brunt of negative effects. The political pendulum will swing, and more pro-cooperation politics will quickly take over once people see the negative effects they incur every day.

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