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Boris Johnson Should Come Clean on His Brexit Deal

The costs could be enormous. The public needs an honest accounting — and another vote.

Details, please.

Details, please.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The U.K. Parliament has approved, in principle, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s exit deal with the European Union, but has refused to let him rush it into law. The question is where to go from here.

An election could be in the offing — or, because calling one would require the parliamentary majority that Johnson lacks, maybe not. Even if the bill survives lawmakers’ scrutiny and eventually passes, Johnson would face grueling new talks with the EU about the future trading relationship.