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Thread #165570   Message #4023525
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
13-Dec-19 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
At least we will leave with a deal. Question is how long will it take?
According to Boris, the end of 2020. But it is an assumption that "we will leave with a deal". Boris says that that is what he wants, and I believe him. But no-deal (WTO terms) remains on the table, at the least as a bargaining chip.
No-deal will only be needed if the EU prove unwilling to agree suitable terms, (within the timescale) but the possibility of no-deal might encourage them to be more reasonable.
People will remember the EU saying that when Boris took over there could be no re-negotiation of Mrs May's deal. Within 3 months there was a new deal on the table. Boris clearly knows more about negotiating than Mrs May did, and possible more than the EU team. He says we will leave by the end of 2020 (preferably with a deal) and I believe him.