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    What do you expect though when the British team has been led by people who don't really believe in it or are just plain useless. This is the latest news about the current one, David Frost:

    Britain Votes Leave: what happens next? by Portland - Issuu

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    Writing in a largely forgotten pamphlet just before the 2016 Brexit referendum, Lord Frost warned that in trade talks with the EU “it will be Britain that has to make the concessions to get the deal”.
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    But in what now seem prescient remarks, Lord Frost said in June 2016 that while the EU and countries around the world would want trade deals with Britain, they would have the upper hand and would run down the clock.
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    “Britain will be demandeur,” he wrote, a reference to the fact that the UK would be the applicant seeking new trade deals after Brexit. The demandeur is usually regarded in trade circles as having less leverage.

    “After leaving, the UK will have to renegotiate trading arrangements simultaneously with many major countries, including the EU, in a two-year window,” he wrote.

    “There may not be goodwill,” he said, adding that it would be “Britain that has to make concessions to get the deal”. He continued: “True, other countries will want deals too, but they won’t be under anything like the same time pressure and can afford to make us sweat.”
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    This is a very British attribute; it's jobs for the boys and girls, it's not what you know but who you know. Clueless people are put in top positions in both government and commercial and a gret adverse cost to the taxpayers and shareholders. I have seen it so many times.
    "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    What do you expect though when the British team has been led by people who don't really believe in it or are just plain useless. This is the latest news about the current one, David Frost:

    Britain Votes Leave: what happens next? by Portland - Issuu

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    like Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by founder View Post
    like Japan?
    Yep, Japan got the better deal
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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