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  • EU only has to give up 25% of its fishing revenue, and that is phased in over several years?

  • New arbitration mechanism that is completely separate from the existing EU system--but made up of the same players as the existing EU system?

  • EU can arbitrarily decide if the "Singapore on Thames" model is being used by the UK, and put on tariffs as a result?

Maybe I am reading it wrong, but it sure seems like the dodges for the three critical issues might not go over too well.
by asdf on Thu Dec 24th, 2020 at 05:07:12 PM EST
The Tories will swallow hard and agree. Easier to pretend and proclaim victory now and wait for the blow back later.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Dec 25th, 2020 at 07:05:45 PM EST
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Boris and Jacob don't have to agree ... there is no opposition in the Labour ranks under Keir Starmer ... he will vote for the deal and tell BoJo the Tories bear responsibility for any and all failures.

by Oui on Fri Dec 25th, 2020 at 07:15:05 PM EST
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