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Ahead of the UK’s official departure date from the EU on January 31st, 2010, the first rumblings about the deadline for the transitional phase are already starting to emerge. The UK is due to enter into talks with the EU. These are aimed at agreeing on terms of future trade between the two economies.
This period, during which time the UK will remain in the single market, currently has a deadline of December 31st, 2020. The PM has been adamant in his affirmation that a deal can be done within that time. Although, he has also added that the deadline will be honored, regardless of whether a deal is done. Critics, however, argue that the current timeframe is unrealistic and accuse of Johnson of setting trade talks up for failure.
Johnson announced this week that he is launching a special task-force aimed at delivering a deal ahead of the deadline. Johnson’s new team, called “Taskfo...
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