Theresa May and her cabinet have agreed an additional £18 billion to pay the EU in the hope that this will be enough to get EU negotiators to start discussing trade conditions. Let’s just spend a moment remembering that the Tories asked the country to return them to government on the basis of being the tough, competent negotiators – and that Theresa May claimed the EU consider her a ‘bloody difficult woman’.
Most of us wouldn’t mind someone being ‘difficult’ with us by giving us huge sums of extra money.
The extra cash will almost double the sum on offer to the EU to around £38 billion – in what looks like a desperate attempt to persuade the EU to start talks before Christmas so that the government doesn’t lose even more face for its shambolic handling of the Brexit negotiations.
Tory ‘face’ is costing this country a lot…
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