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Johnson hails trade pact: Many said deal this year was ‘impossible’

British Prime Boris Johnson hailed the freshly inked post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, which he says is worth some 660 billion pounds (895 billion dollars) each year and runs 500 pages in length. “There have been plenty of people who have told us that the challenges of the Covid pandemic have made this work impossible, and that we should extend the transition period,” Johnson told reporters at a press conference from London. “I rejected that approach,” he said, because conquering the pandemic is the nation’s number-one priority. “People said you couldn’t be part of a free trade z…

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