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    Default A no-deal Brexit is far more likely than anyone is prepared to admit

    By Hague...

    "It has been a widespread assumption in recent months that there is bound to be agreement on free trade between the UK and the European Union before the transition period ends and Brexit takes full effect one month from now. The great majority of MPs believe that will happen, as do the financial markets that have remained unperturbed by the stops and starts of the negotiations. Hopefully, even as you read these words, Lord Frost and Michel Barnier are reaching a breakthrough, smiling through their face masks and doing a celebratory elbow bump to confirm the belief that they will come to an agreed conclusion.

    Yet it seems more likely that such a happy outcome will require something additional, in the form of talks at the highest level between Boris Johnson and EU leaders, and that some fresh decisions will be required to make a deal attainable. Otherwise, it is still possible that January 1 will come round with no framework for cooperation and trade in place at all."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    By Hague...

    "It has been a widespread assumption in recent months that there is bound to be agreement on free trade between the UK and the European Union before the transition period ends and Brexit takes full effect one month from now. The great majority of MPs believe that will happen, as do the financial markets that have remained unperturbed by the stops and starts of the negotiations. Hopefully, even as you read these words, Lord Frost and Michel Barnier are reaching a breakthrough, smiling through their face masks and doing a celebratory elbow bump to confirm the belief that they will come to an agreed conclusion.

    Yet it seems more likely that such a happy outcome will require something additional, in the form of talks at the highest level between Boris Johnson and EU leaders, and that some fresh decisions will be required to make a deal attainable. Otherwise, it is still possible that January 1 will come round with no framework for cooperation and trade in place at all."

    A no-deal Brexit is far more likely than anyone is prepared to admit

    If the EUSSR doesn't want a deal with the UK, that's their loss. President Trump has put the UK at the front of the queue for a trade deal with the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    If the EUSSR doesn't want a deal with the UK, that's their loss. President Trump has put the UK at the front of the queue for a trade deal with the USA.
    Trump will be very busy giving himself and his family a presidential pardon, before running to a waiting jet, to take him somewhere with no extradition treaty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    Trump will be very busy giving himself and his family a presidential pardon, before running to a waiting jet, to take him somewhere with no extradition treaty.
    North Korea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    North Korea?
    He’d fit right in

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