For many years Chequers was probably the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question but no longer. Mind you I still have no idea where it is.
If you held the position of official resident at Number 10 would you be doggedly sticking to the "Chequers Plan" or would you be vacillating and swaying like a reed in the face of implacable opposition?
For what it's worth if it was me I would stick to my guns and send a signal of strength to the EU. It really galls me to hear people bleating on about impending disaster and that we have no cards to play. Really?
The EU may give the impression that it does not want Brexit to work for us but in truth it needs it to work for us and them. They cannot afford the collatoral damage a hard Brexit would deliver and they know it all too well. They are also scared that it will lay bare the condescending attitude of the Brussels elite to the "small man" .
I do not think TM is a good leader but all credit to her, she is putting country above party, something that many politicians could learn from. So far Dominic Raab seems to be making a better job of it than the ever-smiling David Davies ever managed and one gets the impression that DR understands what negotiating is all about.
But the real villains are the popular press. They are more intereted in headlines and soundbytes than letting the professionals get on with with the job.
My money is on a credible deal and on time.
But I have a plan B........just in case
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