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It's hard to blame the EU when it has twice given an A.50 extension and when you haven't even met any EU leaders to persuade them to change something in the Withdrawal Agreement. The whole point of the burgeoning "do deal" movement is that they want "a clean break" and no further "entanglement" with the EU whatsoever.

Of course it will be all the EU's fault when UK/EU trade breaks down altogether because "they hate us for our freedom" and they "want to punish Britain" and because they can't compete with Great Britain in a free trade world. The EU will be portrayed as an extension of the Soviet Union (or a fourth Reich) opposed to "western" ideas of free-wheeling capitalism.

With a radically devalued Pound and eviscerated workers rights, consumer protections, and environmental standards the UK may even "succeed" for a while, until they realise there is no competing with Singapore and the far east, no matter how far down your wages go and how many Billionaires, Oligarchs and tin-pot dictators you can attract to your shores. Rampant internal inequality and social unrest, not to mention the break-up of the Union is what will bring the whole thing crashing down.

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