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Some minimal Brexit deal is likely - but it's all about limiting the damage from now on

John Downing



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British cabinet minister Michael Gove. Photo: REUTERS

British cabinet minister Michael Gove. Photo: REUTERS

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British cabinet minister Michael Gove. Photo: REUTERS

'From January 1, 2021, we will embark on the next chapter in our history as a fully independent United Kingdom," British cabinet minister Michael Gove told the London parliament yesterday.

"Regardless of the outcome of the negotiations with the EU over our future relationship, whether or not we have a Canada-style deal or an Australian model, we will be leaving the single market and the customs union," Mr Gove added.