Boris Johnson may have fatten his belly with fish, but for Britain, the dinner brought nothing.
“We gained a clear understanding of each other’s positions. They remain far apart,” Ursula von der Leyen, the European president said in a statement with number ten echoing it.
Europe is unmoved in demanding Britain follows its standards in the future not just now, with the latter accepted by the now not very United Kingdom.
Northern Ireland (NI) has become generally part of the single market, with border checks between Britain and NI.
That solves the concern of most, thus Europe today “has put forward a set of targeted contingency measures ensuring basic reciprocal air and road connectivity between the EU and the UK, as well as allowing for the possibility of reciprocal fishing access by EU and UK vessels to each other’s waters” in case of no deal by this Sunday.
The pound has fallen by more than 1% today on the unravelling of Brexit with this potentially going down as the worst negotiations this country has ever had.
Far from a Norway deal or a Switzerland deal or even a Canada+, the United Kingdom has hardly negotiated a deal even if it manages to strike one.
The entire body apparatus has effectively failed, beginning with the Queen suspending parliament which betrayed the lie she was there as a backstop in case authoritarianism rises.
The 48% that voted to fully stay in the European Union have been fully ignored, with the hardest of Brexit facing the now disunited kingdom even with a deal as the handling of the pandemic and of brexit shows something has gone wrong in this country.
The opportunity to grab a new ambitious future now ends with rigid abstractions like sovereignty, ignoring fully the sovereignty and liberty of financial companies to operate in the biggest single market on this earth.
The weak bargaining power so hitting them in the face, fish is for dinner for at least another year according to the contingency measures published by EU today.
UK however announced a deal with tiny Singapore to soften the blow, but we’ll see what deal they’ll get from America which will probably be all take.
That’s especially when considering Britain’s negotiating ability appears to be nil, with their threat of walking out with no deal now called as the bluff it always was.
This isn’t Brexit. This is the hijacking of United Kingdom by boneheaded ideologists who are now revealed as deluded sophists that fail to grasp the 21st century realist of united we stand, divided Britain falls.