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I've always been in two minds as to Boris's strategy... and completely appalled as to the non-transparence of his dictatorial powers over Brexit...

I have most often thought that he would hit the brakes just before the cliff edge, though I often entertained the idea that he would enjoy the freedom of soaring into the vacuum... But then again, perhaps the departure of Cummings and his lemmings enabled him to get a proper briefing from economists rather that electoral marketing men?

So he has finally acknowledged that he can't have his cake and eat it, and that it is entirely legitimate that sovereign entities may fix tariffs if production conditions are not equivalent (duh). Obviously, this boots major economic impacts down the road, and when it happens, Westminster will be in a position to evaluate the probable economic damage from diverging from existing, or not implementing new, EU standards.

No sovereignty lost, obviously. As for face... a little bit perhaps.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Dec 13th, 2020 at 07:07:54 PM EST

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