Journalists are savouring this Christmas – next year’s will likely be cancelled by Brexit

With the end of the initial transition period set to 31 December 2020, the festive period will be put on hold for newsrooms up and down the country

Sean O'Grady
Sunday 29 December 2019 18:16
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Boris Johnson pledges to 'get Brexit done' before by January 31st

Journalists are generally given to sardonic humour – it gets us through the day – but even for us, “Get Brexit Done” is beginning to wear.

If only it were true. If only all the Irish backstop explainers we have to periodically knock out, the analyses of Franco-British relations, the opinion articles on hard vs soft – if only Groundhog Day ended on 31 January 2020.

But it won’t, because Brexit 2: The Trade Deals is just getting started.

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