2020-01-09 23:06:57 UTC
Happy new year and welcome to this week's Brexit Briefing from The Times.
There is now less than a year to go before Britain leaves the European
You read that right the first time. Whatever fireworks get let off on
January 31 or however many commemorative coins are minted, for all of us
the substance of the United Kingdom's relationship with the EU will be
the same on February 1 as it was the day before.
Boris Johnson might not like to admit it but Britain's real departure
from the EU will only take place on December 31 at the end of the
transition period — and we as yet have no idea what kind of relationship
with the EU will follow.