EU, Remainers smell of fear as Brexit trade deals loom
Why does the EU and the embittered Remain camp care so much if Britain is in talks for free trade deals with the US and so many others? It's because they know Brexit was the right move, and their credibility is in tatters. They smell of fear
There is a certain, rather obvious, desperation attached to objections from Brussels and embittered British Remainers alike about the dramatic successes Britain is already having in paving the way for landmark post-Brexit free trade deals with the United States, Australia and a host of other countries.
The Guardian is running a story today entitled '"Pursuing trade pacts outside EU 'could mean worse Brexit deal for UK.'" The story is backed up with other such quotes from diplomatic sources suggesting that it would effectively hurt the feelings of the EU should Britain be seen to be getting too uppity about all this.
The increasingly preposterous Nick Clegg said British efforts along such lines would be "understandably irritating".
Now, the legal position is ambiguous anyway. There is no prohibition on talking to people about future trade prior to a country leaving the EU. According to the letter of the law it probably just means that until Brexit happens we can't sign on the dotted line.
But why would anyone care anyway? Why does Nick Clegg care?
The answer is two-fold: they're terrified that Britain is going to make a great success of Brexit by proving that there is a big wide world out there which is very eager to strike free trade deals as soon as the shackles from Brussels are taken off; and secondly, all the evidence now shows that this is exactly what is going to happen.
Already humiliated by getting everything wrong on the Project Fear score in the first six months since the vote to leave happened, it's only going to get worse as time goes by, and they know it.
BS is a smell we have got used to around the Remain camp. Now they smell of fear.
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