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It will be ironic if some international difficulty (e.g., Iran) triggers the EU to say "enough with the Brexit distraction" and not offer further discussions, allowing J&H to take the UK out without a deal--just at the time when an international difficulty makes it most imperative that the UK be in the EU.
Nobody is too upset about the content, it's widely accepted that these are the sorts of things that ambassadors should be reporting.
But the motive for it? Ooooh, conspiracies abound, but each seems to possess flaws.
The most coherent seems to be that the "journalist" who revealed them is no less than Isabel Oakeshott, who acts more as a political operative than journalist these days, whose Ivanka-esque doll looks enable her to get close to the unsuspecting before razoring their stomach open.
Seems she is helping both Johnston and Farage these days and, with no-deal looking more than likely, Farage will possibly be looking for a job and Washington Ambassador would suit him nicely. Of course he has been careful to remind verybody he is not a diplomat but he has also been suspiciously quick to condemn the ambassor for doing his job.
But, the problem with this is that, while we can understand the movies of those who came into possession of the info, we don't know the motive of the primary source. Because this is raw data that nobody outside of the foreign Office would see, so it was leaked by a civil servant, for whom this is a crime that carries a jail sentence. So, this is no ordinary leak and suggests an intra-departmental vendetta. At which point the tail gets murky.
keep to the Fen Causeway
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