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    "It's time for everybody to take their responsibility" on Brexit, says Michel Barnier, who stresses Britain and the EU will "remain allies, partners and friends" bloom.bg/2RczD9A

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  2. @MichelBarnier , @WeyandSabine , and everyone else involved, including on the UK side, deserves huge credit for getting the process to this stage: many congratulations. Given how many red lines had to be navigated it is a massive achievement.

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    "It's time for everybody to take their responsibility" on Brexit, says Michel Barnier, who stresses Britain and the EU will "remain allies, partners and friends" bloom.bg/2RczD9A

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    Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

    Attention in the UK will focus on the imperfections of the deal but those are merely the reflection of the political red lines - leave the EU, leave the SM, no customs border between NI and GB - that negotiators had to work with.

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    Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

    What Barnier and colleagues have achieved is to construct a pathway towards an orderly Brexit, something that has not always seemed likely. And if a future HMG changes their red lines, the future relationship could be very close indeed.

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    Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

    So well done to the negotiatiors, whose achievement risks getting forgotten in the sound and fury that now awaits us.

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