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Brexit: UK's Paradise Lost?

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By the end of this month London will be bound to formally leave the European Union, marking the beginning of a transition period. During this period all involved parties must agree on how to regulate their trade, finance and other areas of common interests, thus pre-arranging the final separation of the United Kingdom from the EU, which must conclude by December 31, 2020. The European side believes that there’s no way that it’s even possible to agree on anything within such a small timeframe, especially when there’s no shortage of disputed questions in play.

Although the question of London’s abandoning the EU has already been resolved and there’s a set date when this is to happen, the issue is still widely discussed not only in the European Union and Great Britain, but also across the globe.

Last July, upon taking the position as Tory leader, Boris Johnson didn’t just promise to successfully implement Brexit, but he vowed that his government would change the country for the better without the EU. In particular, he stated back then with unexpected bravado that:

And we are once again going to believe in ourselves and what we can achieve. And like some slumbering giant, we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self-doubt and negativity with better education, better infrastructure, more police, fantastic full-fibre broadband sprouting in every household. We are going to unite this amazing country and we are going to take it forward.

In a certain sense, this statement was in tune with the promises made by Theresa May two years ago after the British referendum on Brexit, when she........

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