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If I was an EU negotiator, I wouldn't be offering any concessions at this stage. It seems clear that whatever deal the EU offers will be rejected first time around with lots of recriminations and then there will be last minute "Crisis" negotiations where the real deal will be hammered out. Even that deal may be rejected by Parliament as many Brexiteers seem to prefer the 'no deal' option. In that case there may be no deal at all, or the EU will be negotiating with a different government.  Either way, there is no point in "investing" political capital in May at this stage. She can't deliver on whatever deal the EU might give her at this stage...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 01:38:00 PM EST
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