Does Boris Johnson’s Brexit treaty backtracking make no-deal more likely?

Senior Tories warn PM against ‘watering down’ EU withdrawal treaty - but Downing Street remains ‘bullish’

Boris Johnson
Senior Tories warn PM against ‘watering down’ EU withdrawal treaty - but Downing Street remains ‘bullish’
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Britain “can now move forward as one country”, putting an end to years of “argument and division” while “building a strong new relationship with the EU as friends and sovereign equals”.

Back in January, Boris Johnson was all smiles as he put pen to paper on the Brexit withdrawal agreement. But fast-forward nine months and that optimistic tone has aged like a glass of milk.

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