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    I'm an old labour negotiator. Never state a problem. Always offer a solution. In our latest Brexit Briefing I float the idea of a guaranteed, delayed referendum when the final Brexit deal is known, after a prolonged transition period.

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    Tom Hayes

    It is not perfect and probably full of holes, but maybe something that could be built on. A problem that cannot be solved today may be solved tomorrow as time works its magic. beergbrexit.blog/2018/12/09/my-…

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    Tom Hayes

  2. I can see the argument in principle but what about the practical problem that the EU would not negotiate before Brexit Day?

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    Steve Peers

  3. Brexit Day is March 29, 2019. Thereafter, the UK is out of the EU and in "transition". I'm of the old school. If something works in practice I am not too concerned about the theory. I'm calling this the "guaranteed, postdated referendum" option.

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    Tom Hayes

  4. Sorry I misunderstood. But isn't the problem that the opt out protocols might not be available?

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    Steve Peers

  5. Steve, what can you do? That might be the case. The UK started the fire and there will be a price to be paid. But maybe a small price. I'm just trying to suggest a possible solution that digs everyone out of the holes they are now in. Buying time buys options.

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    Tom Hayes