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The contempt of the UK government for its own citizens is breathtaking.

The whole cliff-edge scenario, the stop-start negotiations, the rhetoric that they would be happy with no deal... all bluff, all bullshit.

And it wasn't the EU they were bluffing... Barnier's crew were keenly aware of the weakness of the UK bargaining position, and of their absolute need of a deal. The exorbitant fisheries demands were a fig leaf : an excuse to leave the sign-off of the deal as late as possible, so late that there is zero effective parliamentary scrutiny...

And the general UK public, who are never going to read the deal nor any serious analysis of it, are suitably impressed by all the grandstanding... apparently.

And Labour, under the new boy, have decided to say nothing about all this, for fear of being labelled unpatriotic... and thus make themselves complicit with the lie.

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

by eurogreen on Thu Dec 31st, 2020 at 02:26:12 PM EST

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