The proposed Chequers deal has not a chance of being accepted by the EU. More fudge to keep the Tory Party from falling apart and more cake which Brussels will refuse to serve up. The basics remain the same. The UK cannot exit the current EU arrangements without an agreement and, once we enter the transition arrangements, the EU will not be able to agree to any further changes as doing so would harm their citizens without any balancing benefit.The question is, who will tell the truth first.
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Peter G Harris is a barrister and was a senior civil servant responsible for advising ministers in the UK on policy and legislation for reforming the civil law and civil justice system. He is now based at Exeter College in the University of Oxford where he teaches and continues to think about the law as an instrument of public policy. View all posts by Peter G Harris