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Long-awaited trade deal struck days before deadline

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A trade deal has been struck between the UK and the EU, days before the 31 December deadline.

The treaty will come into effect from 1 January 2021, taking over from the existing transition period arrangement. The deal will need to be ratified by parliament, with MPs potentially being called back early from their Christmas break to vote on 30 December.

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