It is impossible to comment sensibly on a deal we have not yet seen, but it is steadfastness has prevailed where floppiness did not, and Boris has never been floppy in this matter. If even Nigel Farage says ‘the War is Over’, it must be something good.
I will predict that extreme Brexiteers will shout ‘betrayal’ and Remoaners will mock and complain, and I further predict that the markets of the wider world, those which are still growing as Europe’s contracts, will open up like blossoming flowers awaiting the buzzing bees of the overstretched metaphor.
The deal when published (or at least when the bits which can be published are published) will get a commentary on this site. For now though, let us go into Christmas with a measure of relief, and hoping too that the lockdown will blow away with the New Year too and allow growth to return to the home of commerce and enterprise: Britain.