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Please click the button below for my view of the concluding position, on the publication on 24 December of the "Trade and Co-operation Agreement".


I didn't expect a deal, but we have one. At first sight, it exceeds expectations, stabilising trade in goods, giving few hostages to fortune on the level playing field, none on dispute-resolution and with many nominal constraints unenforceable. The outlook for the country's powerhouse, financial services, has been kicked into the long grass; don't be surprised if the City simply keeps calm and carries on.