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Boris Johnson's Brexit deal appears doomed as deadline looms


Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan appeared to beall but dead on Tuesday night as the government admitted there was little prospect of a deal before 31 October, following a day of furious recriminations.

The prime minister spoke to the Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, on the phone after a stormy 24 hours of briefing and counter-briefing, as concerns about his tactics were even raised in Johnson’s cabinet.

In Brussels, a further extension that could be as long as next summer is now considered almost inevitable, despite Johnson’s continued insistence that the UK will leave on 31 October, with or ...


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