When one way doesn’t work, we could think laterally.
we could invite the leaders of the 27 countries to the UK and have a team around each of them. tell them what we want from the individual countries and do they agree. Sign temporary agreements with all of them.
Dear Boris, you may have to invite them over for a week, as we need to work on them.
Please may the Queen offer them state dinners, albeit en masse and carriage rides and visits to the Palace and Windsor Castle for accompanying spouses. Happy partners contribute to leaders’ good humour and we need all we can get.
So give and be grateful if we can achieve deals with each of them. Our diplomats will be spread very thinly as will Civil Servants and negotiators.
The UK is and has always been an independent nation and most of all, we are mavericks. This means that we are always looking for a good way to trade.
After we make trade deals, the politics will slide into place. For that to happen, we must all respect each other.
Unfortunately, British MP’s are bullying the Prime Minister and now, his leverage is low. So take another tack and invite the 27 countries to dinner. Best of luck, Boris. We do believe in you.