London — Brewing no-deal Brexit worries sent the pound sinking towards a two-year low against the euro and roughed up Irish bonds on Tuesday, while stock markets wilted before what is expected to be the first cut in US rates since the financial crisis.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not start talks with European Union leaders over Brexit unless they first agree to his demand to reopen the divorce deal they struck with his predecessor, Theresa May, his office warned Monday. So far, EU leaders have refused.
While Boris Johnson's political strategy depends on stuffing his cabinet with Brexit hardliners, their ideological myopia renders them ill-suited to manage a major constitutional upheaval, yet perversely over-confident in their ability to do so.
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