Re: Deal before Year End?
Originally Posted by Reality1
The whole media, stock market and business hanging on to"these hard fought negotiations" or is it just politicians playing to the crowds?
For me I think the EU are emboldened by Bojo's plummeting popularity and Trump's downfall and think maybe UK should taste the reality of a no deal. Anyway what do you all think?
What I think is that you are making the schoolboy error of paying far too much heed to what the media are telling you.
Have you not learned from media-influenced polls that always get it so wrong?
Not just with the referendum itself, but with the GE last year?
Quite apart from the fact that it is common for a new PM to see their popularity decline once elected, Boris's popularity is far from "plummeting" in reality I suspect, since many people are sensible enough to understand that he has faced the most difficult times of any leader in almost a century.
They are also often astute enough to see the unwarranted and ongoing media assault which is an obvious continuation of the pro-EU anti-UK deceit which has pervaded from before the Brexit referendum.
If you want to see a leader whose popularity has really plummeted since their election, see that of France's Macron who has seen (and continues to see) riots against his actions.
Les Gilet Jaunes for example.
The EU have been far more emboldened by the number of visits from disingenuous UK celebrities and politicians who have tried to suggest that they spoke for a majority of people against the UK leaving.
Undoubtedly the decline of Trump has made some difference, but in reality it has been the input of those determined to thwart Brexit and ignore the will of the UK people who have influenced the EU stance far more.
What is certain is that, since December last year, the UK stance regarding Brexit has remained as it always should have been right from the very beginning which is to put the UK first and not the EU.
As a result, the actions of the EU could well lead to it's downfall - certainly in the form which the EU now exists.
Major change is now almost inevitable for the EU.
When even the most ardent of peo-EU reporters like Katya Adler admit that member countries within the EU are divided you know something is wrong.
Better than that though is that the world is watching.
It sees the EU openly bullying both member nations and non-members.
Not only making frankly ridiculous demands of the EU, but of Switzerland too.
Then there's the bullying of Poland and Hungary which - as I have mentioned elsewhere - is leading other existing EU member countries into questioning their position within the so-called "union".
If I had to briefly summarise what I think, it would be this:
The EU seem to want to shoot themselves in more than one foot at the same time.