keep availing themselves of different reasons for why it is not

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The quotation comes from http://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2017/04/looking-back-looking-forward-0

Quotation: You can tell Britain’s starting position is grim because the Brexiteers keep availing themselves of different reasons for why it is not. First they said German car-makers would lean on Angela Merkel to give Britain a jammy deal. German car-makers demurred. Then a new negotiating chip was invoked: if Europe did not play ball Britain would lure firms out of the EU by becoming a tax haven.
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Hi everyone! Does the bold sentence mean “keep making use of different reasons for why not to leave the EU”?
 
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