chapter  6
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Implicit Links

Look at the last two sentences. There is no explicit link between “But to achieve this we need to reform the CAP.” and “There is a clear joint interest here between Britain and Germany.” But the speaker has spent the entire paragraph arriving at this conclusion (that, “[as a result of all that]” there is a “joint interest”) so there is a link, and interpreters are well within their rights to note it as such. This clear notation will give you the choice, when you reproduce the speech, of rendering the link implicitly as well, through correct intonation, or rendering the link explicitly if you feel it is appropriate.