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DMcG BS: Brexit & other UK political topics (2837* d) RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics 16 Jun 21

An excellent example of weasel words here, talking about the Australian deal.
"It contained “the strongest possible provisions for animal welfare”, the prime minister argued, telling journalists: “We had to negotiate very hard.”
So you are meant to read that as the provisions are strong. But it does not say that at all. It simply says they were the best we could get given the desperation to get a deal. An absolutely terrible set of provisions could still be the 'strongest possible'.
In short, you are supposed to focus on the word 'strongest', whereas you should really be focusing on 'possible'.

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