A glimpse of the future or a cynical trick ?

This morning the newspapers are full of images of an aid leaving Downing Street with hand written notes under their arm. Lots of people have been analysing the text and found that it seems to relate to our future relationship with the EU. Phrases such as ‘not likely to be offered single market access’ and ‘have cake and eat it’ have been singled out.

It seems to me that being caught showing notes has happened a few too many times for it to be accidental – isn’t this just a Government leak ? Isn’t the aim to try to present the deal we are likely to get as being very bad, so when we get a deal that is only bad it can be spun as a ‘good deal for the UK’ won by the Tories?

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