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Old 05.02.2020, 11:04
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Parallel trade talks are a good idea in principle but Britain simply does not have enough people to do this, simply trying to handle two negotiations with the EU and US will be a big strain. Britain has not handled any trade negotiations for the past 40 years while the EU did this so Britain has no experienced people.
When all they are trying to do is roll over the EU agreements they might manage to wing it... it does not take much to ask ‘please can we have our old agreement back’

Boris has already decided he is going to accept a Canadian style agreement - screw NI and services along the way. He just has to sell it to the country and use the time clause in the withdrawal agreement to force it through parliament.

The Donald is fixated on winning the popular vote in the US, so he is not going to do any deal that would risk loosing him 30m Irish America voters before the election in November.

So they might have not such a great need for seasoned negotiators after all.
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