Mudcat Café message #4013321 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165570   Message #4013321
Posted By: DMcG
13-Oct-19 - 03:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Johnson will offer the three leaders the option to either help him deliver a new deal this week or agree on a 'friendly version'

I was also struck by the linguistic structure of that. Compare it with "Johnson will seek agreement on delivering a new deal this week or "

As expressed, Johnson has all the power. He makes an offer and the implicitly subordinate three leaders have to go along with his choices. That is not the reality of the situation.