What is a cliff-edge Brexit?

This is a term used by critics of Brexit to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement. A cliff-edge Brexit would mean that the current arrangements for co-operation with the EU would end overnight in the event of no deal, including agreements related to trade, customs, labour, security and legal matters. It is used alongside claims that in such circumstances there would be substantial disruption at ports, airports, and other border crossings as previous arrangements would become null and void.

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