Judging by what’s being written on the very pro-Brexit Telegraph, looks Like Goodman/ConHome was right: all the noise coming out of the UK over the past few weeks has been for Brexiteer consumption, and should just be generally ignored outside its intended audience.
Seems UK Ministers are now using a fairly anodyne statement from Barnier to say a deal is still possible. Cant help but wonder if the UK asked Barnier to issue that statement to help them climb back down.
Probably doesn’t matter anyway. The perpetually muddled Brexit hive-mind, with its constantly shifting goal posts, is displaying symptoms of “once bitten, twice why”, with the apparently influential ones - Farage and Howe QC, now declaring that anything short of full revolution of the WA (aka “no deal”) = BRINO.
“An Australia-style exit really would represent a clean break Brexit. Britain could reject the withdrawal agreement and begin 2021 with some basic agreements on the rights of EU citizens and on border controls.
“If Johnson went down this path, I would support him 100 per cent and by the time of the next general election, there would be a real possibility of a Canada-style free trade agreement.”https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... is-johnson
I guess Farage wants to stay relevant till the next UK election. Even if it means dragging on this Brexit debate till then. Seems nothing is ever enough for Brexiteers. Even if it means the UK will be stuck in Brexit Groundhog Day for years to come. Obviously, this is all the EU’s fault.