For UK's Boris Johnson, hardball tactics seem the only way to a Brexit deal

Press quote (The New York Times)
26 September 2020

The blockage seems to come from Mr. Johnson’s powerful adviser, Dominic Cummings, who sees no need for Britain to tie itself to any European rules and wants the freedom to subsidize the high-tech industries of the future, said Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, a research institute. ...“Ultimately I think Boris Johnson wants a deal,” Mr. Grant said.