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Boris Johnson is shameless but not stupid. Which is why I think he will fold to get a deal

Why am I confident? Because we all saw the same drama last year

By Tom Clark  

Photo: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the government really is as stupid as it looks. Maybe it is, in the words of Laura Kuenssberg’s morning dispatch, now ready to “unplug” the UK economy from its biggest trading partner with no ameliorative arrangements in place, because of a determination to stick to its “principles.” And maybe an economy already on lockdown life support will imminently have to deal with not only the convulsion of new…

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