Brexit Watch makes a good point.
Interminable never-ending "negotiations" may end up effectively leaving us indefinitely "in transition" (ie: BRINO) to all intents and purposes - how could this be?
It's up to Boris - if he permits this sleight of messaging then he will have only himself to blame for not cutting the negotiations off at the knees at 24:00 on 31st December.
After all, on 1st Jan, even if the EU wants to let current arrangements continue, we don't have to - we can pick and choose!
We can have no objection to negotiating after the 1st January, but Boris would be well advised to put some clear blue timing between ending pre-exit negotiations and starting post-exit negotiations, and should emphasize the different basis on which these are being undertaken (not to mention the immediate...