All things Boris: has it really come to this?

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Re: All things Boris: has it really come to this?

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:27 am

I can't see Boris ending Austerity, either in practical or ideological terms. At the moment he's dropping hints about extra public spending left, right, and far-right, but the only economic policy he promoted to the Tory selectorate during his leadership campaign was more tax cuts for high earners.
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Re: All things Boris: has it really come to this?

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:31 am

Johnson has no intention of renegotiating Brexit deal, EU told
Boris Johnson has no intention of renegotiating the withdrawal agreement and a no-deal Brexit is his “central scenario”, European diplomats have been told, amid hardening evidence in Westminster that the government is expecting to crash out of the EU.

Brussels diplomats briefed after a meeting between the prime minister’s chief envoy and senior EU figures in Brussels said that Britain’s refusal to compromise was understood to have been clear to those attending.

Instead David Frost, the government’s new chief Europe adviser, is said to have sought discussions on how negotiations could be reset after the UK crashes out on 31 October.

“It was clear UK does not have another plan,” a senior EU diplomat said of the meetings with Frost. “No intention to negotiate, which would require a plan. A no deal now appears to be the UK government’s central scenario.” ...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... io-eu-told
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Re: All things Boris: has it really come to this?

Post by rainbow » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:02 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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I can't see Boris ending Austerity, either in practical or ideological terms. At the moment he's dropping hints about extra public spending left, right, and far-right, but the only economic policy he promoted to the Tory selectorate during his leadership campaign was more tax cuts for high earners.
He has no economic policy. The only objective is to get himself on the telly as often as he can, telling people that everything will be wonderful now he is there to steer the ship.
Amazingly many Poms are actually falling for it.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:57 pm

Boris Johnson calls for EU 'common sense' over Brexit backstop

Boris Johnson has said he hopes the EU will “show common sense” and agree a new Brexit deal, as No 10 refused to rule out scheduling an election in the first days after leaving the EU on 31 October if Johnson loses a confidence motion.

The prime minister said he still hoped to broker a compromise with the EU, days after it was reported Brussels officials now believed the UK was heading full tilt toward crashing out without a deal with no serious efforts being made to renegotiate.

“I’m sure there is compromise to be found and, as we’ve made clear, the backstop just doesn’t work for a proud democracy like the UK,” Johnson told the BBC. “We don’t want to go down that route. But there’s every possibility for the EU to show flexibility. There’s bags of time for them to do it and I’m confident they will.”

He maintained the UK was working very hard to get a deal and “conversations are going on the whole time” but that the backstop would turn the UK into a satellite state.

“We need change on that. Once we get change on that, we’re at the races and I think there is a good deal to be done,” he said.

Asked whether there were any circumstances in which he would hold a general election before 31 October, Johnson dodged the question and said the public wanted MPs to honour the referendum result.

“I think the people of this country have had an election in 2015, they had a referendum in 2016, they had another election in 2017,” he said. “What they want to see now is the politicians they returned to Westminster – virtually all of whom promised to uphold that mandate to come out of the EU – what they want to do is see them do exactly that and leave the EU on October 31.”...

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Despite what he says this is pure electioneering.
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Post by pErvinalia » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:50 pm

Can someone tell me what "backstop" means?
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Post by NineBerry » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:57 pm

It is a mechanism that would force the UK to remain in the trade union with the EU as long as there is no solution to the Irish border problem within a few years after deal-brexit.

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Post by laklak » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:23 am

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:37 am

proud democracy like the UK
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:09 am



Watch him smirk when challenged about his understanding of WTO rules - he knows he's talking bollocks.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:24 am

The Blond Scrotum just follows the Orange Scrotum's tactics. Get hold of a point and run with it regardless.
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Post by rainbow » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:41 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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Watch him smirk when challenged about his understanding of WTO rules - he knows he's talking bollocks.
...but what he does seems to be implying that tariff-free trade can continue after a no-deal Brexit. If so, then what exactly is the point of Brexit?
:ask: ... besides extra hassles for expat Poms wanting to live in Europe?
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Post by Hermit » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:40 am

Monty Python revisited.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:03 pm

Rees-Mogg is now literally Boris's right-hand man in parliament.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:18 am

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Re: All things Boris: has it really come to this?

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:22 pm

So bloody true. But the Blond Scrotum knows no one will talk to him.
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