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No-deal Brexit not all doom and gloom but dangers lurk

People, business may adapt to the times but threat to political stability is a real concern

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LONDON • Mr Boris Johnson, Britain's new prime minister, is in fighting mode. He spent his first day in office firing no less than 15 ministers inherited from his predecessor. He devoted a good chunk of his first speech to extolling the virtues and ideas which he claims are represented by the United Kingdom's flag.

And he plans to take on a new title as "Minister for the Union", the man who will supposedly hold the UK's four nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland together.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2019, with the headline No-deal Brexit not all doom and gloom but dangers lurk. Subscribe