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    Lawyers with difficult clients can recognise Gov’s strategy. Thread. 1. twitter.com/simonfrcox/sta…

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    Some clients won’t accept the weakness of their position & refuse to allow their lawyer to make a sensible offer. 2

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    So the lawyer warns the client and makes the crazy offer. Which is then rejected. 3

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    Client refuses to see sense “see them in court!” Lawyer prepares for court, charging client as work goes & warning they’ll lose 4

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    For some clients, approaching court date helps them get real. They agree to make offer should have done months ago. 5

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    But by now, other side are sure of victory. Their counter offer is worse than it was before. 6

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    At this point, wise clients accept. But some clients are outraged at how (their own misjudgment) is being used 7

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    They decide to fight.

    That’s kinda where Brexit is now.

    Except > 8

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    Unlike my imaginary lawyer, UK Gov *hasnt* been telling hard Brexiters how weak their position is. 9

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    Instead Gov urged whole country into this fight, only - with no explanation - to concede at every stage. 10/

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    The anger, confusion - and persistent denial of reality - that UK Gov deliberately stoked - is the joker in the pack. 11

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    Gov talks about Will of the People. Their cowardly, selfish dishonesty shows their true opinion of the British people 12/12

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