So in a deadlocked negotiation situation, where one side will have to give way in order to get the deal, which is in the stronger position?
The side that also realises it has to be magnanimous in […]
I really don’t know why you are labouring this point. The EU is far larger than the UK so its GDP percentage trade with the UK relative to the UK’s the other way is obviously going to be smaller. But […]
Marco #120 and Vicki #121
On the contrary, when you have deadlock between two negotiating partners and the deadlock can only be overcome if one of them gives way, then it is highly relevant which of them has most […]
Your belief that the EU will give way on the backstop in order to secure the deal you’re saying you think will happen is based on your belief that a no deal would harm the EU more than it would harm t […]
However, your comment at #108 implies that the EU will lose more and will therefore be more likely to give way on its red lines than the UK.
No, I didn’t really want to imply that. Both sides will lose […]
Fantasy will not become reality regardless of how much Theresa May bangs on with her unrealistic claims. She has promised to sell brexit to the punters, but most of the punters have recognised they […]
The UK currently has a very good deal with the EU and will be very unlikely to EVER get such a good deal again
I happen to think that May’s compromise was a good one, and it would have passed if it […]
I posted a reply to Alan recently which would provide you with a pro-Teresa May view as opposed to the one Alan posted (#99). Unfortunately, the mods have decided that they will only countenance one […]
Better a lame government than a Corbyn one! I bet if there was an election now May would win hands down! The British public realises that May has tried tenaciously to get a middling agreement with the […]
Cantaz # 159
It’s amazing how people are willing to accept uncritically the flimsiest evidence coming from ancient religious traditions as rock-solid, while at the same time they question rock-solid, modern s […]
It may be working for you! but it needs to work for everyone, everywhere.
You are being simplistic. Society works by people contributing to it and then being rewarded depending upon the level of […]