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As mentioned by Oui, Boris Johnson is already claiming "victory over the EU".

Of course, the Eton educated toff is not known for his attention to details (nor for his close relationship with the truth).

Johnson Claims Brexit Victory Over EU as Spin Battle Begins - Bloomberg

However, a simple tally of the negotiating issues doesn't account for their overall importance, and some of the issues where the EU is deemed to have "won" are economically sensitive for Britain. Workers in the services industry, which makes up 80% of Britain's economy, won't have their professional qualifications automatically recognized in the EU. That means professions such as architecture, accountancy and consulting will be harder to sell in to the bloc.

And what happened to "cherry picking"?

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s chief U.K. economist, Malcolm Barr, offered a different assessment from the British government.

"The EU appears to have secured a deal which allows it to retain nearly all of the advantages it derives from its trading relationship with the U.K., while giving it the ability to use regulatory structures to cherry pick among the sectors where the U.K. had previously enjoyed advantages in the trading relationship," Barr said in a research note.

by Bernard on Thu Dec 24th, 2020 at 04:21:20 PM EST

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