Thus saith the Lord God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob
Thus saith the Lord God of Host even the only true saviour and redeemer in as far as Brexit is concerned and the first stage of the Brexit negotiations is concerned that the request for the first stage of the Brexit negotiation should never become legally binding as the EU is insisting it should be until the second stage of the negotiations has been concluded. If they continue to insist it be made legally binding stating that the next stage of the negotiation can only proceed when the first stage is made legally binding then it would cast doubts on the intentions of the EU to deliver on the second stage of the negotiations and would lead to the position that the UK would be legally obliged to fulfil the first stage of the negotiations without having a legally binding agreement on a progressive trade deal of which the EU could either change their minds on giving the UK a trade deal at all before the UK left the EU or a watered down progressive trade deal that was insufficient to meet the needs of the UK trading position with the EU member states. It is beginning to look like that it is not the UK who is wanting to have its cake and eat it as the EU put it but the EU to have its cake and eat it at the expense of the UK. The only way that the UK can be assured of a progressive trade deal is to insist that the UK will only make the first stage of the negotiations agreed on legally binding at the same time an agreed progressive trade deal is set seal and delivered and agreeable on being beneficial to both sides and if there is no agreed progressive trade deal on offer to the UK neither deals agreed on in both stages of the negotiations will be made legally binding by the UK.
This is the Word of the Lord God to thee.
From the prophet of the Lord