"Mrs May has got the best deal out of the EU that anyone could have. That said, it’s rubbish and doesn’t stand a chance of getting through the commons.
The EU negotiators think they have a very strong hand and can force a bad deal on the UK, and the 27 have been remarkably united up to this point. As the deadline approaches and a no deal Brexit looks more likely, you will see some of the national governments lose their nerve and start to press the EU for concessions to be made. A no deal scenario might be bad for the U.K. but it will severely affect other countries in the EU as well.
If there is no deal the EU will have to spend the next few years renegotiating quotas as without access to U.K. waters half the Spanish fishing fleet will have to be laid off never mind the wine lake and butter mountain that will reappear as we source cheaper alternatives from around the world.
The Eurocrats determination that we must take an economic hit to dissuade others from leaving could back fire as the most vulnerable jobs are done by EU immigrants who would most likely head back over the channel in search of new employment, swelling the unemployment figures in countries where this is already a problem, governments have fallen over rising unemployment figures as those politicians know only too well. Alternatively they head for Germany where increased immigration has led to a rise in the far right AFD and could see the CDU voted out of office at the next election.
Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas politicians across Europe will be pressing for a deal to be done before the downturn in their economies sees them voted out of office.
All Mrs May has to do is hold her nerve, as she goes through the process of putting this deal to the House the clock counts down the pressure will increase on both sides of the channel for a renegotiation, the longer she can hold her nerve the better the deal we will get.
As soon as we won the vote to leave the EU it was inevitable that the actions from other members would be negative. What on earth did anyone expect?
I haven't see any politician fighting our corner harder than Mrs May who has fought tooth and nail for the best possible deal. Only a complete imbecile would want to walk away with no deal which would do irreparable harm to our country and harm we might never recover from.
Things have moved forward much too quickly and so much could have been argued before we had implemented the out button. "