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There is still time for one of Boris Johnson's famous U-turns. But as this article explains, the kind of agreement both parties are trying to negotiate is simply too complex to achieve in such a short time-frame.
It equals to creating a parallel of the EFTA, but specific for the UK, in just a few months. In hindsight, it probably would have never worked, regardless of the will of the parties.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Sat Oct 3rd, 2020 at 06:16:55 PM EST
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All you need to do is invent new terminology for "the actual agreement that we will operate under after we work out the details."  C.f., "Brexit Withdrawal Agreement."
by asdf on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 08:57:33 PM EST
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