No, I’ve been consistent in expecting May’s deal to pass on a 2nd attempt.
I’m concerned we are heading towards crashing out.
May’s deal is acceptable and I think offers the country and business the stability it desires.
Unlike a 2nd Referendum or General Election. Those would be the worse of all possible worlds. Just more uncertainty and disruption.
At the end of the day I’m a pragmatist. The county has voted, Article 50 has been triggered and it’s time to get on and leave.
I expect us to honour obligations in practical terms, but be decisive about taking opportunity as they arise. That’s honour them in terms that most benefit out national objective. That doesn’t necessarily mean in spirit, so backsliding.
You’re wrong, in “good faith” does mean something in contractual terms, but it doesn’t stop you in practical terms exploring the limits of good faith.
So, I would calling that backsliding, you may call it something else.
I’m sure we all have a different concept of Britishness. Mine includes playing by the rules when it suits us. You could call that the art of diplomacy or double dealing, I call it pragmatism. It requires judgement, of course.
Often when I read comments I wonder if the person postering them has ever been involved in negotiations or had to deal with running anything of size that’s contracted.
Obligation, good faith and in spirit might all be words you’d come across in contract, but like politics and democracy they are more malleable than you first think.
I’m sure as a reasonable person, you can see the sense of backing May’s deal for the stability of the country. Unless, you are one of those “hard remainders”?
It’s time to get on, leave and deal with decisions the county has made.