What on earth is the UK Government doing? Binding itself to pay tribute to the EU for years after Brexit is barking mad. The worst of all worlds.
Perhaps they have just been worn down by endless remoaning. But this is a road that leads to never-ending servitude to the EU. Logic would say that the EU should be paying for access to the UK market, since it sells more to the UK then it buys, not the other way around. But there is no more logic here than that which drives a battered wife into continuing submission to her abusive husband.
The UK’s best hope is that the EU is so utterly intransigent in its demands for even more Danegeld as to eventually scupper the negotiations entirely. Then the UK can just leave, as mandated by the referendum, without paying anything, and without any continuing power of the EU parasites into UK life.
MAY! Be thou never graced with birds that sing,
Nor Flora’s pride!
In thee all flowers and roses spring,
Mine only died.
In Obitum M.S. Xº Maij, 1614 William Browne