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Thread #168430 Message #4069266
Posted By: DMcG
23-Aug-20 - 03:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit
It seems to me, Nigel, that you are trying too hard to dismiss this issue. There is only one reason why the UK tried to negotiate such a deal and that is that they see it as better than any of the alternatives. And that applies while the negotiations are ongoing.
You have been prepared in the past to accept their may be short term damage to the UK because of Brexit but that in the long term that is an acceptable cost to get the benefits*. I don't see why you can't say the same here: it is less than we wanted but in the long term we can absorb any disadvantages. Instead you seem to be suggesting it is not significant.
* With no estimate of the likelihood of that 'may' or hint of what 'short term' might be in practice.