This is a good read from the Spectator. It argues that the Government’s insistence that we should not give away our hand in negotiations with the EU has backfired. David Greene, the author, maintains that it is putting us in a weak position because the primary reason for not giving away your hand is when you are bluffing. The bottom line is that the UK is not bluffing, so it’s in a strong position and should take maximum advantage of it.
This article and the many calls for greater parliamentary scrutiny make me think that the government’s Brexit team are amateurs, with lots of noise but no action. I used to admire David Davies and thought he’d have been a better PM than David Cameron – although he’s a former Harvard trained business-man, he’s too long in the tooth (my age!). Fox too had his day. And Boris is Boris. Perhaps, the PM and the Chancellor are the A-team?
Is it time to start playing ‘hard-ball’?