29th November 2016
There are still those who nod-along with the “not showing your cards” defence of the government’s secrecy about what, if any, negotiating strategy it has for achieving Brexit.
They tweet things to those calling for transparency with comments such as “you should not play poker” or similar.
But Brexit is not poker.
The Brexit negotiation is not a game where randomised cards have been dealt, and an advantage lies with those who do not indicate how genuinely strong (or weak) their hand to other players also with a random selection of cards.
The EU players around the table know all about what cards we have.
As was said by @johnnypixels in one of the best tweets about Brexit:
@DavidAllenGreen EU lays down a royal flush. UK looks at own cards: Mr Bun the Baker, Pikachu, a Shadowmage, a fireball spell, and the Fool
— Thomas Cogley (@JohnnyPixels) September 23, 2016