Let’s deal: shape of Brexit set to emerge

Inside Politics: May’s initial vision of ‘red, white and blue’ Brexit gives way to much closer relationship with EU

The Withdrawal Agreement will include one backstop, with an EU-UK customs union at its core. Photograph: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

The Withdrawal Agreement will include one backstop, with an EU-UK customs union at its core. Photograph: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Good morning.

Almost two-and-a-half years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, we are now on the cusp of finding just what shape Brexit will take. It has been a long road to this point, with Theresa May’s initial vision of a glorious “red, white and blue” Brexit giving way to a much closer relationship with the EU than she and many in her government could have imagined.

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