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Old 25.07.2017, 23:16
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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What sort of negotiator goes into talks "knowing" things are going to come out bad. Maybe he should be replaced by somebody less defeatist.

Isn't the whole point of the negotiations to prevent or mitigate all the nasty things he is predicting? So, get on and do the job you're being payed to do.

If I make a mess of my negotiations with my boss this year i might end up with three times the workload for half the salary. If i mess up negotiations with my landlord I might end up paying double the rent. The magic word here is might.
A realistic negotiator?
Unrealistic expectations tend to stall negotiations?
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