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Colm McCarthy: Big Brexit blunders see another one bite the dust

As another British minister resigns, the betting must still be on Brexit-flavoured fudge, writes Colm McCarthy

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A RETREAT INTO ECONOMIC NATIONALISM: A Brexit-themed billboard depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin that reads ‘Let’s celebrate a red, white and blue Brexit’ in north London. Photo: Daniel Sorabji/Getty

A RETREAT INTO ECONOMIC NATIONALISM: A Brexit-themed billboard depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin that reads ‘Let’s celebrate a red, white and blue Brexit’ in north London. Photo: Daniel Sorabji/Getty

A RETREAT INTO ECONOMIC NATIONALISM: A Brexit-themed billboard depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin that reads ‘Let’s celebrate a red, white and blue Brexit’ in north London. Photo: Daniel Sorabji/Getty

A special European Council to consider the draft withdrawal agreement could be announced in the next few days if there is a decent prospect of success.

If there is insufficient progress in talks at official level, or if the UK cabinet cannot agree to whatever compromises officials have designed, the timetable begins to look tight and some form of political crisis in London becomes more likely.


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