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Get the best possible deal for Britain leaving the EU

Last updated: 01:49pm 14 October 2019

The best possible deal for Britain as we leave the European Union…

Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.30

Our verdict

Since the government came to power in June 2017, they have been negotiating the conditions for leaving the European Union.

This promise is not an easy one to measure because there is no widely agreed definition of the “best possible deal for Britain”. That said, we don’t actually have anything to measure yet because the deal (actually the ‘draft withdrawal agreement‘) that emerged in November 2018 was rejected by parliament. So for this policy to be delivered we would need a new deal to be negotiated with the EU and accepted by Parliament.

With the Brexit deadline looming, there are a number of possible outcomes. It’s not yet clear whether a deal will be negotiated in time, and if it isn’t, whether the UK will leave on the 31st October anyway.

Given the government has negotiated an initial deal. That means that despite the uncertainly we can say this policy is ‘in progress’. Follow this policy to stay tuned.

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