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Johnson Faces Deal-Or-No-Deal Choice as EU Balks at Demands

  • Brexit decision down to the prime minister as negotiators wait
  • Deal could be done as soon as Monday, but talks could yet fail
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Too Late to Scrutinize Brexit Trade Deal This Year: Lawmaker
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Boris Johnson faces a choice in the next few hours that will define his premiership: accept a trade deal with the European Union or go it alone.

It could scarcely have come at a more difficult time. As he wrestles with his dilemma about the U.K.’s relationship with its nearest and biggest trading partner, his government is battling a new, highly contagious variant of the coronavirus that has prompted EU countries to impose travel bans and plunged much of England into emergency lockdown.