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Looks like a soft Brexit for now

Fine print of initial deal indicates that Irish border issue may bring about softish Brexit

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Mrs May with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, in Brussels last Friday. Business people, cabinet ministers, MPs and the press congratulated Mrs May for forging a deal that will have a two-year transition phase after Brexit in March 2019.

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THE fine print of last week's UK agreement with the European Union (EU), indicates that the UK government is leaning towards a "soft Brexit".

The wording relates to a temporary solution to the Irish border issue with Northern Ireland, ie that the UK could continue to be...

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