Billed by political experts as the end of Brexit negotiations the meeting at Thornton Manor yesterday suddenly became interesting, it went on for too long and much of it was one to one, was this really the end... or was it the beginning!? Rumours soon spread that NI was to remain in an EU CU and that talks could now begin properly, tunnel negotiations. This means only the key negotiating teams, no media, no documents and certainly no running commentary, it just got real again. Will it get to a deal? I'm hearing no howls of DUP protest so that helps, many hurdles to clear and only a fool would be celebrating after all we've been through but there is some hope that the impossible has just about become possible.
Cautiously optimistic EU/UK deal struck. Junker says no more extensions but that's not in his gift. Tusk and the EU Council, the 27 countries will decide that. Suggestions that a binary deal or no deal vote in Parliament on Saturday will settle things but the usual shenanigans are afoot as is always the case when you have a minority Gov. Well played so far Boris, now get it over the line and we can start negotiating properly on future relations and trade.
Looks to be on a knife edge. Letwin is a bit of nuisance but he doesn't stop it. I think Boris may have enough even w/o DUP but it's maybe just a couple so he could just as easily lose. Then we're into extension and election, the fun never ends, it really doesn't.
Thursday 12 December is the election date unless The Lords go crazy! Jezzer eventually climbing aboard the pre-Brexit GE train so the WAB is now dead in return for no amendments so let's see who wins as they'll own Brexit. Barnier (yep) has already said the trade talks will take longer than 11 months (the transition period) so even with 3.5 years gone, still a hell of a lot of mileage left in this mother. GE Thread? Yep, let's get it through the Lords though and then I'll open it with a Poll.
Celebrations both sides of the border? I'm sure the Unionists will have something to say on the matter but personally if the SNP can persuade a majority of Scots to leave then that's fine by me. NI is going the same way too. Democracy is good.