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Boris Johnson is spoiling for a fight

London (CNN)The UK may have only left the European Union last Friday, but its next opportunity to stagger blindly off a cliff is just 20 weeks away. The current Brexit transition period is due to expire on December 31. Between now and then, both the UK and Brussels hope to reach an agreement on their future relationship. Failure to do so would mean no formal agreement and the immediate cessation of all current arrangements, causing untold chaos and disruption. And while the transition period can be extended, the UK needs to decide whether it wishes to do so before July 1. That, according to international law, really is the point of no return and potentially the new economic cliff edge. Boris Johnson has said that he has absolutely no intent ...