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Old 04.09.2019, 20:50
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Actually doing the no deal is indeed a dumb idea. However, it is a negotiation strategy to get a good deal. A no deal would do a lot of harm to the EU (and the UK). If if would come really close and looks really serious, then the UK's negotiation position is likely to change because the EU leadership would definitely be blamed to let the chaos happen and not doing everything to stop it. It's a kind of a poker game.

I don't know how else to explain it and assumed that my nuclear bomb example was pretty clear. It's not about facts or numbers. It's just about basic logic.
You can keep repeating it as often as you like but the fact is it has made no difference whatsoever, nor will it. Everyone in the EU knows they are going to take a hit, but they all see it as the UKs fault.

In Ireland the survey of the border check points has been completed and the army Corp of Engineers have been tasked with putting up the buildings, the new RoRo operating Dublin - Amsterdam now takes 140k of the 190k containers that used to go via the UK, the newly designated French and Irish ports are almost fully upgraded and the Irish grid has been directly connected to the French grid cutting out the UK.

Doing what everyone expects you to do is not much of a negotiation strategy...
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