Excerpt: ‘Once approved by Parliament the UK will be free to enter into free trade agreements, make legislative changes effective from the end of 2020 and chart an optimistic future. Complex arrangements have been introduced for goods trade in Northern Ireland to avoid any hard border there.
These do not interfere with UK trade policy and will be subject to the democratic consent of the people of Northern Ireland. But the job of Brexit is not fully completed. The journey’s not over. If the deal is ratified, the UK must now revamp its approach to future negotiations – to make a radical change to the way it tackles the next stage.’