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Swiss-style deal?



--- Quote ---Brexit: who wants a Swiss-style EU deal and what would it look like?
As reports suggest some in government want closer ties with Brussels, we look as what these might mean

Brexit is slowly but surely creeping back on to the agenda as the blame game intensifies over Britain’s poor growth and looming recession.

Discussion of the effects of the UK leaving the EU were quickly drowned out in the weeks after 31 January 2020 as the Covid pandemic took hold. Since then, much of MPs’ economic focus has been on the fallout from lockdowns, global supply chain issues and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However, after recent market turmoil caused by Liz Truss’s premiership, and her successor Rishi Sunak’s attempts to salvage the UK economy, attention is starting to turn to the impact of Brexit.

Unresolved issues with staff shortages, costly and more bureaucratic hurdles for businesses that want to import goods or trade with Europe, and Northern Ireland’s political crisis have put fresh scrutiny on the terms of Boris Johnson’s deal.

After it was reported that senior government figures want the UK to pursue close ties with the EU, we take a look at what those would mean and the political ramifications.
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