Steve Bullock @GuitarMoog Immigrant, Musician, Sound Engineer, SNP, ex-negotiator for UK in EU. Brother of @JuliaKayPotts. Supporter of @FinalSayForAll. On Holiday. Back soon. Jul. 25, 2019 1 min read

The hot take du jour from admittedly very smart and good commentators seems to be that Johnson does not really want No Deal and is bluffing.

I’m afraid I can’t see the slightest bit of evidence for this, or for the idea he wouldn’t actually do it unless stopped by Parliament.1/

This reminds me of when UKGov refused to believe that EU27 were serious about not moving to phase II of negotiations without agreement to money, citz rights and the border.
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Or when they refused to believe EU27 was serious about no cherry picking, that frictionless trade was impossible outside of the SM and CU, or that the Withdrawal Agreement would not be reopened.
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I fear the same mistake is being made by different people.

Failure to face reality didn’t help then, and won’t now.
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