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Raab is an ultra, he has already suggested that the UK has compromised as much as is possible and it's time for the EU to bend. I'm sure that, when he met Barnier, he re-affirmed that intransigence and Barnier more or less threw him out.

We're at the point now where I doubt there will be a deal to be offered to Parliament. After all, it's one thing to srongarm a position within the Cabinet at Chequers, but it's entirely another to agree even the most basic deal with the EU when the first item on the agenda, the Irish border, has no viable solution given the "red lines" within the Conservative party.

So, we really are looking at no deal. Because these people are either idiots or so entranced by their own personal chances for enrichment they are blind to the consequences for everybody else.

I suspect that within a year of no deal brexit, both Scotland and Ulster will have begun the preparations to leave the UK.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Oct 15th, 2018 at 06:58:25 AM EST
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