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In addition, a dramatic devaluation of the £ would already give British business a major advantage, and possible a short term growth spurt. So I have to disagree with you. The elites may be connected ideologically (and in some cases financially), but specifi elites, tied to specific enterprises, are in competition against each other and would be very sensitive to the other side gaining an advantage.
So I see the negotiations as very fraught: Conducted against the background of £ devaluation and a lot of nationalistic crowing on both sides, and above all determined by commercial interests. German exporters will still want access to the UK market, but do have other markets to look to. British exporters, not so much. NZ, Australia, Brics, USA etc. are a poor substitute for the single market.
It comes down to relative power, and despite Brexiter dreams, the Brits don't have it any more.
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