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Thread #165570   Message #4023629
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
13-Dec-19 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG - PM
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 01:57 PM

We (the UK) are leaving the EU by the end of January. After that we will not be negotiating as supplicants.

That is a matter of opinion, of course. You could as easily say we had more power and influence before we finally sign the withdrawal agreement, but will be supplicants to get a good deal afterwards.

No, I could not say that. I try to keep the tenses of my arguments consistent.