02/10/2020

Boris Johnson and his ministers have agreed a hardline stance on Brexit that will see them play Donald Trump off against EU leaders. The prime minister has approved plans to go “hell for leather”…

Boris Johnson and his ministers have agreed a hardline stance on Brexit that will see them play Donald Trump off against EU leaders.
The prime minister has approved plans to go hell for leather for a trade deal with America, in an attempt to get leverage in talks with the EU.
The decision comes as Johnson tries to inject urgency into trade negotiations. He will make a set-piece speech in early February to set out his plans for life outside the EU.
On Brexit night itself, January 31, the prime minister will make a national televised address calling for the country to come together, while a countdown clock is projected on to No 10.
A unit of 70 civil servants has been set up in…