Nursed ratchet: Brexit talks end where they began, with a stand-off over sovereignty and standards

James Murray
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Nursed ratchet: Brexit talks end where they began, with a stand-off over sovereignty and standards

A UK-EU trade deal hangs in the balance as diplomats battle to resolve the irresolvable conundrum created by the UK's desire to maintain access to the world's largest market without abiding by its rules

Brexit has always been about one thing and one thing alone: sovereignty and what you do with it. Sure, the referendum was won with a pretty toxic side order of anti-immigration sentiment, nativist posturing,...

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