Profile picture
Daniel Gibson @dlsgibson
, 15 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
Aside from Davis failing to provide the #Brexit bills as ordered, the other take away from this piece is Patel claiming government should tell EU to sod off, both demonstrating they still don't get UK's weakness in negotiations 1/n
theguardian.com/politics/2017/…
All the people claiming UK should just walk away from the table and show Johnny Foreigner just how strong the UK is miss one crucial point, the UK isn't strong anymore 2/n
It isn't putting the UK down to point out the facts, it's slipping in rankings, productivity down, credit rating reduced, and this is before we point out that its reliance on imports for its supply chain 3/n
So let's just face reality, UK Plc can't go it alone. "oh but the world will trade with us", I hear the cry. Well Japan has already stated future deals are going to depend on how open and transparent UK negotiations with EU are 4/n
India is using potential trade to leverage free (er) movement of labour, that'll go down well with the right. 5/n
Australia, US, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada et al all threatening to derail UK WTO prospects due to disagreements. 6/n
The UK has limited options outside the EU and those options become increasingly limited of it cannot at least show that it is trying to negotiate seriously 7/n
I know, I know the Brexiters dream is parallel talks and nasty EU won't let them. Well sorry people, we signed up to the agreement on how talks would proceed and we haven't met the conditions 8/n
It isn't the EU which is in the wrong here. The UK has failed at every step to meet the requirements for moving on, so you cannot then complain that the EU won't change the rules to suit UK incompetence. 9/n
Failing to release the information to MP's shows that Davis can't even act in good faith with his own parliament, so why should other countries trust that he will with them? 10/n
Calls to walk away make the UK sound like a stroppy child stamping its feet in the supermarket. Again not exactly conducive to figure trade talks 11/n
Brexiters who claim we should walk away, that EU should just let us progress without meeting agreed requirements, that it is acceptable for Davis to withhold information from parliament need to realise something, and realise it fast 12/n
The UK is the one which caused this, no-one, whether it is the EU or anyone else, owes the UK a favour. The UK relies on imports and needs trade, particularly with EU far more than they need us. 13/n
To say we have a low threat point at this stage gives the impression that we have any threat point. Yes UK leaving would leave a little dent in EU finances, about 2% of its total revenue, that is absorbed by 27 countries. The UK will suffer far more. 14/n
And all of that is before the really big one, the world is watching. It sees how we act, the petulance, the incompetence, the arrogance and ego, and the fact that we have nothing to offer to back it up. Now that's really going to help global trade post Brexit, isn't it? 15/15
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Daniel Gibson
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!