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This is why a No Deal is guaranteed until the UK government gets a grip.

... the EU will not negotiate fairly unless its 27 other member states believe we are ready to walk away without an agreement.

First, to the Brexiters, "negotiate fairly" means "giving us what we want and we give you want we want."  They lack any trace of Cognitive Empathy, or in other words, they don't see The Other having valid dreams, desires, wants, needs, and ideas.  

Second, most of the members of the EU could give a flying fuck about the UK.  Of the minority that does one or two ... Poland? ... Spain ... might be willing to shove the shiv in just because they can.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Oct 17th, 2017 at 03:58:29 PM EST
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