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Old 26.11.2019, 13:08
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

I read a very long, interesting and sobering article late last night on by Sir Ivan Rogers. It's unequivocal in it's judgement of the government's handling of Brexit. For the large parts he's right. Remainers among you will jump on this as evidence the UK was wrong to leave the EU in the first place. I think the key message to take out however is the naivety which the Brexit negotiations were handled, and the hopeless lack of leadership and statesmen and women that exist at the moment. Not without criticism is the EU, and their dogmatic approach to their values. The great shame being that with all the focus being on the political turmoil in the UK, the EU have not come under the spotlight.

What is clear is there is a very real risk still that the UK will leave without a trade deal. Boris Johnson has promised something that he can't deliver and the EU will not deviate from their holy scriptures. Both sides remain bullish on no trade deal, but the political implications are enormous. What people need to remember is that the UK isn't just going to float off at the end of negotiations and a messy divorce will bad for all.


https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/p...speech-glasgow
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