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"Would become lead but the outcome of the election at this stage remains certain in the sense to polling is very contradictory and just sorta listeners understand when you say that starmer is the shadow brexit secretary. Because that's not something that we really have in an American political context. I think that means basically that though Labor is not in power. There's a whole cabinet. A shadow cabinet made up of labor leaders. And they kind of invite the voters to imagine like. Hey you don't like what. The current BREXIT secretary is doing. The current home secretary is doing or the current foreign secretary is doing imagine if this person were in that role right now and think about how we would be running that ministry is that basically right exactly and then there's sort of the shadow cabinet in the sense that To prepare for government because the transition in Britain is is an instantaneous from government the next unlike in United States. 'cause it's this this month and a half of sort of interregnum They have to be ready on day. One to introduce their panoply of all policies also The the shadow secretary position will in the form of kind of prime minister's questions go up against their counterpart in parliament to go back and forth about out whether it be brexit or and she pulls the foreign policy so let me just close with one final question here. It's impossible not to ask about Brexit Brexit. Is it a done deal at this point. It seems like it's a done deal at this point. And if yes what is not gonNA mean for the US Britain relationship. Well I think you the have one referendum fuller by two general elections older which gave the same result. And then I'm and continue to ignore soon as the will of the voters so brexit at this point At least the actual act of leaving on January thirty first is complete What happens next and this is the relationship with the US sort of come in? That's all up in the air The conservative government would seem to A looser arrangement with Europe to be outside of the European customs arrangement which would mean that the British government can pursue you a free trade agreement with the United States which Donald Trump has said that he is interested in The problem I think the British the government and the US government will then fine. Is that many of the things that the United States would want from a free trade agreement which would include the export of the American agricultural products to Britain and perhaps an American role a great American role in British health care industry we'll be unpalatable bold to British voters and I would assume therefore that that will be a cause of conflict in the COM- if it is indeed the case that Britain off the end of this year has a looser arrangement with European. Does now well Liam. I know that you've been tracking these issues for a long time. Thank you for sharing your hard wind expertise with us on the pod. My pleasure and thank you again. Last month.."