Simplistically many of the Brexit Fanatical Tory Rump, Rees-Mogg Davis, Redwood etc, advised by Shankar (Snake Oil) Singham, whose research is pants, are like 18th Century Fwee Twaders, and can't see the impact of International Regulation Frameworks, so the lower US food standards will suit their purpose better. But they I'm an extreme cynic where Politicians of any Party are concerned.
I think a lot of senior Tories don't understand what trading on WTO terms means. Haven't we said before that there isn't a country in the world that trades solely on WTO?
They still haven't grasped that you can't have total sovereignty as well as full access to EU markets, there are trade-offs. I think financial services could be a clincher, despite all the posturing and tough talking, it affects far more jobs than fishing.
There is a glimmer of hope in that Boris has already capitulated over the Irish border, to get something signed at the end of last year.
No way !
Will either the EU or UK compromise to get a deal done before the end of 2020 ?
I think this is going to be very difficult. Have a feeling that many senior Tories believe that a deal with the EU is impossible in the next few years and they will have to gamble on a WTO exit.
So I can see a very bumpy ride ahead with a very unpopular Government in a state of crisis, hoping that by the time of the next election, the economy will have recovered.