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Thread #165570 Message #4014293
Posted By: Steve Shaw
18-Oct-19 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
If this deal passes, we have, on paper, until the end of 2020 to get a trade deal with the EU. But I haven't heard a single source saying that that would be even remotely possible. It's going to take the best part of a year even to draw up a plan. There would be the scope to extend the extension by a year or two to conclude the trade deal, but there is already dark talk among Tory hardliners that it's the end of 2020 or it's nothing. I strongly believe that some of them are seeing this as a path to no-deal. I hope that the Labour leadership are apprising their doubting MPs of this possible direction of travel should enough of them support the deal to get it through. It looks like voting for this deal is the same thing as voting for no-deal.