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I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly There is a tendency for the world to say to America, the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out, and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.
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If you're deciding you want to make your own rules, and you still want access to the European markets, that's a tricky negotiation and I don't see any way that that can be concluded by the end of next year, if Boris Johnson's serious and Boris Johnson says,' right, we're going to legislate that we're out no matter what in 2020,' Boris Johnson's going to find that very difficult unless Boris Johnson's prepared to make a lot of concessions to Europe.
I always, whenever I am in a country and theyve got the opportunity or possibility of hosting a sporting event, I say, Go for it, because whatever the challenges of putting it on, youll reach a different group of people. ... Diplomacy and politics and geostrategy and all of that stuff is for a limited number of people, whereas sport it goes right out into the grassroots of communities all around the world.
Its a difficult situation, i hope in time it can be resolved in a in a good way for all sides. Youve got to hope so. But Im sure, whatever happens, these great sporting events will always be able to rise above politics. Very occasionally they dont and they cant, but mainly they do. And weve had successful sporting events in countries that have had quite severe issues or problems and challenges and theyve still managed to put on a great event.
Far from being anti-democratic it would be the opposite, as indeed many senior figures in Theresa May party from past and present have been saying, what is irresponsible, however, is to try to steamroller MPs into accepting a deal they genuinely think is a bad one with the threat that if they do not fall into line, the government will have the country crash out without a deal.