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No surprises that Johnson is just playing to the gallery

Jun 11, 2021 - The Independent UK

To strike favourable trade deals around the world Britain needs to be seen as a country that respects the rights of other nations to protect their own economies and can be trusted to honour an agreement, legally and morally. Alarm bells must surely ring when those countries watch Britain's shenanigans with the EU.

The nature of any common trading area is that it is ring-fenced and you are either inside, and trade freely, or outside, and can only trade in accordance with your trade agreemen...