Yes, Brexit has divided the British people. But if there is one proposition for which there appears to be a comfortable majority, it is to get the thing done. This is because there are millions who voted Remain in the 2016 referendum, but who accept that notwithstanding their disappointment it is long past time to move on and honour the result. This could be seen in a ComRes poll over the weekend, which showed only 37 per cent of those asked in favour of a second ‘in or out of the EU’ referendum. Boris Johnson is pictured with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during their Brexit talks in Birkenhead last week This was actually smaller than the proportion — 39 per cent — who said they were prepared to support a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, despite ‘the economic hit that would bring’. Yet, as of last Wednesday, the odds on a deal — satisfactory both to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish opposite number Leo Varadkar —— shortened dramatically. It involves, as one might have expected, concessions on all sides: a novel ‘customs partnership’ in which Northern Ireland would shadow the EU’s customs union, but still be able to participate in British… Read full this story
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