Dominic Raab lashed out at “hair-raising scare stories” about a no deal Brexit at a press conference with Michel Barnier on Tuesday, as the EU’s chief negotiator warned that Brussels would not accept the blame for failure to strike an agreement.
It’s not true that failure to reach an agreement should be blamed on all parties equally. And it’s also not, necessarily, true that one or other party should be blamed at all. Sometimes people simply are intransigent and agreement cannot be reached, whatever one side does.
But the way to bet is still that if agreement doesn’t happen then both sides are at least a bit to blame.