A new report has warned that Boris Johnson will fail to get as good a deal as the one Canada had with the EU if he comes to an agreement with Brussels.
The report by the influential Centre for Brexit Policy (CBP), led by senior Tory MPs and Brexiteers, highlights 12 areas in which the UK Government will fail because of the Withdrawal Agreement signed in January.
The major stumbling block is that the UK has already agreed a Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and an associated Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) with the EU that makes it near impossible for it now to achieve a future relationship on a par with the freedoms granted in the Canadian deal.
The CBP report points out that with the WA the UK is already committed to applying EU State aid law in Northern Ireland and, in certain circumstances, to the whole of Great Britain – Canada is not subject to EU State aid law.
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