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Without wishing to sound like Donald Trump, I’m good at negotiating. At 16, I used to sell flowers from my allotment to the type of Cockney market traders who pronounce “pound” as “paaahhned.” In the world of haggling, that is like training to be a marine. My CV is equivalent to an Oxbridge education in wheeling and dealing. Over the years I’ve sold potatoes to Yorkshiremen, done contracting for Israelis and I make my living cutting deals with Dutchmen and […]