Author: Clinton Wingrove

CATASTROPHIC CONCESSIONS; POLITICAL AND NEGOTIATION INCOMPETENCE. Part 3

Editor’s note: This the final part of Clinton Wingrove’s three part series on the Brexit negotiations. Click to read part one and part two.  I would recommend (perhaps even demand) that the government’s negotiating team submit the following to messrs. Juncker and Barnier: Dear Sirs, We have reflected long and hard on the negotiations to date relating to United Kingdom’s cessation of membership of the European Union and intention to develop a new British Global Engagement strategy.  It was clear from the start that the collective decision of the European Commission was to adopt a hard-ball, rather than collaborative, negotiating position.  The UK,…

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CATASTROPHIC CONCESSIONS: POLITICAL AND NEGOTIATION INCOMPETENCE. Part 2

Editor’s note ~ This is the second part of a two-part series. You can read the first part here on UkipDaily. Whilst our politicians were battling to score points off each other and our Civil Service was scurrying to make up a plan, Mr. Junker and Mr. Barnier were clearly reading just Chapter 1 of their Negotiation Skills Manual.  The political ineptitude that we have seen has only been surpassed by our negotiating blunders!  The EU (and it is important to remember that this is a negotiation between just two entities and not between Britain and 27 other countries)…

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CATASTROPHIC CONCESSIONS: POLITICAL AND NEGOTIATION INCOMPETENCE. Part 1

The night before the EU referendum vote, a Major General from the British Army said, “This country desperately needs a clear vision of what it is going to be, and it needs strong leadership to enable it to get there.” How true those words have proven to be! The referendum divided the nation and ignited passions on both sides.  Both sides believed they were correct.  Both sides used every technique possible including lying, exaggeration, and bogus statistics to put across their case – something so complex that neither could honestly prove their case. Both sides vowed to support the…

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