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No. Which is why I didn't write a diary on the topic. But also, I expect the agreements to be voted down by the House of Commons, so they will end up being so much toilet paper by the end of today or tomorrow.

What matters in politics are the optics. I wrote my comment above before I had seen the Attorney General's advice to the effect that the latest deal adds no more legal certainty that the UK will not be "trapped" in a relationship it currently doesn't want - but will probably beg for later.

So my earlier expectation that the deal would be defeated but that the vote could be quite close is now modified to an expectation of quite a wide margin of defeat - even if much closer than before.

Rest assured, that if the deal is accepted I will read the documents before pronouncing on them in diary form. I do not expect to have to do so.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Mar 12th, 2019 at 03:44:24 PM EST
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