Norwegian deal, anyone? 

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I can't avoid quoting this from the FT:

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has told business leaders he wants to negotiate a simple “off-the-shelf” transition deal with Brussels to maintain current trading relations with Europe for at least two years after Brexit.

Mr Hammond said he wants a “standstill” transition leaving companies with full access to the single market and customs union, followed by a further “implementation phase” while a new, UK-specific trade accord is put in place.

The chancellor believes it would be a waste of time and political capital trying to persuade the EU to adopt a new legal framework for an interim agreement, according to government officials and business people who have discussed the idea with him in recent days.

Mr Hammond and Brexit secretary David Davis are edging towards a transition deal on terms broadly laid down by Brussels. One British official said the government would seek a “swift, broad and simple” deal.

Let's put that another way. Brexit now means giving up all our influence in the EU and absolutely nothing else, and staying in this limbo for as long as possible.

Norwegian deal, anyone?

It's coming our way soon.