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Thread #165570   Message #4010994
Posted By: DMcG
29-Sep-19 - 03:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
I was talking recently with a local florist - a one-person business, not part of a huge chain. They are not really interested in politics and don't follow it much, but are desperate for 'this mess' to be over: they do not know what it will cost them to provide tulips for a wedding next year, for example.

For interest, this is what a florist magazine site thinks, which seems to be trying to keep a fairly neutral stance to me.

So what this person wants is for it to be over, and that is more important than anything else. Which is why the 'no deal' rhetoric is so appalling in my view: those proposing that know that gets nothing 'over': it is necessarily the start of long periods of negotiation of new deals, which are, by definition, uncertain in their outcome. But it may deceive some people like this this to think it ends the uncertainties that are damaging their small businesses.