Speaking to ITV this week, Mr Menon, who is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, said that the EU will not let Boris Johnson get the deal he wants.
He explained: “We are fully aligned with Europe but the EU don’t care where we start off, they care about where we end up.
“The whole point of Boris Johnson’s deal, as compared to Theresa May’s, is that it’s more able to diverge from EU rules
“And the EU want to know how far we are going to diverge.”
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