While many Britons who backed their country’s departure from the European Union still support Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the move, the costs of the separation are adding to economic pressures they’re now facing.
It’s too early to examine the full impact of the deal that set out the new U.K.-EU trade relationship some 16 months ago. But as the forces of globalization begin working in reverse, the U.K.’s trade picture offers a real-world laboratory for the impact of newly erected trade barriers and economic decoupling.
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