Re: Barnier Issues Ultimatum!
Originally Posted by Donkeyman
I think Barmy was just testing to see our reaction Zaph?
So far Frosty and Boris are batting with a straight bat so not much
reaction at all ??
Perfect response imo?
Perfect indeed: bluff called.
it's boiling down to a war of wills.
Who "gives" first - but the EU still will not accept real sovereignty, which will turn out to be a real problem for them if it indeed does finalize as a "no deal".
For a number of reasons some of which I have talked about before, i.e. suing the EU.
The other big problem for the EU is that we do not actually have to do anything other than let the clock run down.
We do not have to cede anything, just stay until the end and then the line should be "Oh well we tried our best but the EU refused to accept our full sovereignty
There is no escape from that for the EU if they do not give ground because not a single trade deal in the world has required a nation to cede sovereignty in the way the EU is demanding.
But back to these "negotiations" - it is going to be an interesting few days if Barnier is to save face.
He can't very well backpedal so it looks hopeful for an outcome.
Not certain, but hopeful.