But we aren't being allowed to cancel the project. We are being (it would appear) obliged to continue to fund the project without the benefits. Nobody seems to be suggesting the projects will be stopped and we must pay what we owe for the liabilities.
Kier Starmer is at it again this morning on the BBC. 'Any deal is better than no deal' He is not stupid, so the is he dishonest? He can of course say 'I do not believe that any deal which will in fact be offered will be worse than no deal'. But he didn't. It is cheap and manipulative. He turns his own presumption of EU benificence into a rule of logic. It is shameful.
I go on about this because I care about what they say. I have no initerest in the idiocies promoted by UKIP and the ruder branches of the Tory party.
The reality is that in certain areas a deal will have to be struck regardless of the rhetoric on both sides. Whether this forms an overall deal or a series of side agreements will depend on how both sides want to dress it up.