- 9 Jan 2018
39 billion is a relatively small amount in the scale of things -in an EU Budget of 169 BillionSo we have to break our early red lines, but they don't because they are being consistent? Not sure that's how it works.
Still, their steadfast insistence on a red line that we can only talk about trade after the separation talks are complete has landed us at an impasse. I hope they like their process when they don't get their 39 billion!
What it means for the UK to renege on an agreement it has signed makes us a rogue state. Borrowing will be more expensive.
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash. 'Tis something, nothing:
'Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands.
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.