Rev. Richard Turnbull: Brexit deal, last step before freedom?
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Rev. Richard Turnbull: Brexit deal, last step before freedom?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has negotiated a new agreement to leave the European Union on October 31. A British observer, who has read the plan, says it embodies a significant improvement over the deal former PM Theresa May saw defeated thrice by historic margins in Parliament.

“Overall, these improvements represent a real step in the direction of free trade and hence are to be welcomed,” writes Rev. Richard Turnbull, in a new essay written for the Acton Institute’s Religion & Liberty Transatlantic website. While aspects of the deal represent “a dog’s breakfast,” he believes “it is manageable in the short-term.”

Turnbull, the director of the Centre for Enterprise, Markets, and Ethics (CEME) in Oxford, analyzes each of the changes, and their likelihood of passage.

Read his full article here.

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Rev. Ben Johnson

Rev. Ben Johnson (@therightswriter) is an Eastern Orthodox priest and served as Executive Editor of the Acton Institute (2016-2021), editing Religion & Liberty, the Powerblog, and its transatlantic website. He has extensively researched the Alt-Right. Previously, he worked for LifeSiteNews and, where he wrote three books including Party of Defeat (with David Horowitz, 2008). His work has appeared at, National Review, The American Spectator, The Guardian, Daily Caller, National Catholic Register, Spectator USA, FEE Online, RealClear Policy, The Blaze, The Stream, American Greatness, Aleteia, Providence Magazine, Charisma, Jewish World Review, Human Events, Intellectual Takeout,, Issues & Insights, The Conservative,, and The American Orthodox Institute. His personal websites are and His views are his own.