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  1. I think we have to stop listening too much to words, because words are cheap and may be meant for one particular audience but not another. Boris may indeed be saying ‘We want a deal’, but for whose consumption is that statement meant? The EU, or the the UK media, to keep them and the Remainers off his back a while longer?

    Put it this way, if his real plan was to force us into a no deal at the last minute using legal jiggery pokery, would he be broadcasting this plan to all and sundry now? Of course not, he’d be swearing blind he wanted a deal, acting like he was on his uppers, all the while preparing for No Deal. And as far as I can see, thats what we’re getting – lots of talk about deals, but action on No Deal.

    Now I could be wrong, and we’re being set up for the mother of all betrayals, but equally I can’t see anything thats happening or being said now being inconsistent with Boris being ready to leave on the 31st with or without a deal, come hell or high water.

    The one thing we can say is that Boris has nailed his colours pretty hard to the mast on leaving on the 31st, so if the EU aren’t going to budge, then No Deal it will be whether Boris or anyone else likes it. As you’ve rightly pointed out there’s a myriad of ways that the Government can avoid the A50 extension letter if they want to, not least ignoring it and letting the Remainers do their worst. A strategy that has the advantage of having a pretty good legal defence that the Bill passed to demand the letter was incorrectly deemed not to require Queens Consent (by the Speaker natch) and thus is not legal. It would all get bogged down in legal shenanigans, but thats only to the Government’s advantage – the more time spend arguing over how many Poison Dwarves can dance on a Parliamentary pinhead, the more the clock counts down to No Deal.

    Incidentally I’m much heartened by the number of Remainers (including the Treasonous Dwarf) who seem to be jumping ship – this to me suggests they know the jig is up – if there were some BRINO deal in the offing, or even a A50 revocation, why would they all be heading for the exits? After all their policy is for an extension, which suggests another 3 months of the same Parliamentary games, so why leave now, unless they know we definitely are on the way out?

    • I’m also convinced that Boris fully intends to leave by Oct 31. That I don’t doubt. It’s him presenting a deal that worries me.

      And he’s playing May’s game of forcing it through at the last minute on the basis that the Brexiteers will be frightened it’s that or no Brexit, and the Remainers will be frightened that it’s that or No Deal (unlike with May, they know he really does intend to leave on Oct 31).

      >so if the EU aren’t going to budge, then No Deal it will be whether Boris or anyone else likes it.

      Or Boris presents a watered-down WA.

      >if his real plan was to force us into a no deal at the last minute using legal jiggery pokery, would he be broadcasting this plan to all and sundry now? Of course not, he’d be swearing blind he wanted a deal, acting like he was on his uppers, all the while preparing for No Deal.

      This is a thought that has comforted me, and I hope it’s right, but then people liked to think that about Theresa May as well, and it turned out not to be true.

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