You had that. You lost it through a process including the foreign secretary telling them to whistle for it, MPs comparing officials to concentration camp commandants, attempting to roll back on agreements already made, and then acting aggressively as EU27 tried to assist you.
Your own Brexit minister threatens to withhold the agreed financial settlement almost fortnightly. You just said you “would never accept” the thing you agreed to in writing in December.
You took 15 months to make a proposal, and then when it came it was composed of elements that had already been ruled out as unimplementable or unacceptable by EU27. They explained why, and you pressed on with it anyway, and are now claiming they have not explained why.
EU27 went out of their way to accommodate the ridiculous DUP clown show, and to package the financial settlement as you wanted it, to get you the ‘sufficient progress’ you desperately needed politically.
Yes, it was a stupid Instagram post (is that what it was really about? Really?) but I think you need to see it in the context of over 2 years of you treating the leaders & populations of 27 of the richest countries in the world like absolute mugs, along with your own population.
This mock indignation and fake victimhood fools no one anymore, at home or abroad. We are where we are because of what you have freely chosen to do.
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