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Savage. But don't worry, now that he's got Brexit done and is free from the constraints of the EU his gigantomaniac infrastructure projects will surely turn to unrivalled successes?
HS2, bridge over the Irish channel, easy peasy, a doddle...

https://twitter.com/BBCPolitics/status/1227670488467595264?s=09

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #infrastructure #HS2 #train #bridge

Twitter: BBC Politics on Twitter (BBC Politics)

 
If you understand German, this is an excellent analysis/summary of what's heading towards us (in short, a mess and/or humiliation). If you don't have any German give Google Translate (or any other translation service of your choice) a try, I hope you'll get at least the gist of it.
reshare from @utzer

“Das Problem an dem Plan ist, dass drei Dinge gegen ihn sprechen: praktisch alle Experten, alle Diplomaten – und alle Erfahrung.”

#Brexit #BoJo #BorisJohnson

https://www.republik.ch/2020/02/01/es-ist-kalt-da-draussen-grossbritannien
 
"Das Problem an dem Plan ist, dass drei Dinge gegen ihn sprechen: praktisch alle Experten, alle Diplomaten – und alle Erfahrung."
#Brexit #BoJo #BorisJohnson
 
We pay £350M to the EU every week, ~~let's fund the NHS instead~~ let's pay it to US drug companies instead!

Trump will insist NHS pays more for drugs in trade deal, says ambassador

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #US #drugs #Trump #BorisJohnson #trade #tradedeal #tradetalks
 
This is a pretty good summary of the whole unholy mess we're in. And a reminder why we need to hold the perpetrators to account once it all goes really wrong.

Brexit Day is no cause for celebration – this is a moment of profound national shame

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #liars #BorisJohnson #NigelFarage #NationalShame #YouWonGetOverIt
 
Oh, is Boris Johnson's honeymoon over already? Or is the Mail finally waking up to the reality what an empty politician with no real concepts but lots of empty slogans they supported?

https://twitter.com/MoS_Politics/status/1218640185451253760

#UK #Brexit #politics #BorisJohnson #emptyslogans #reality
 
I thought Boris Johnson's plan was clear? Government by pointless soundbites and slogans. Apply a bit of ooomph to the Brexit negotiations and Getting Brexit Done. Make Britain Great Again. Learn from Trump with permanent campaigning instead of actually governing.

Boris Johnson told to 'stop campaigning and start governing'

#UK #politics #BorisJohnson #government #Brexit #EU #KenClarke #policies
 
No surprise that this nonsense comes from the man who probably doesn't even know the number of his own children. Or at least doesn't want to admit to it. Let alone look after them all.

Will getting Brexit done create another baby boom in the UK?

#Brexit #UK #BorisJohnson #politics #babyboom #babies #nonsense
 
#borisjohnson #liar #trumpism #corruption #copyright
 
#borisjohnson #liar #trumpism #corruption #copyright
 
Blimey, even the British Brexit Corporation (BBC) is fact checking Boris Johnson. And points out that he's mostly delivering hot air but nothing substantial. Pretty much all his key promises and claims are exaggerated or even false.

General election 2019: Boris Johnson's speech fact-checked

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #election #generalelection #factcheck
 
What are the bets that nothing will happen with this until at best at least until after the election, but more likely until after they pushed through Brexit, if ever?
The revelation comes as it was confirmed that prosecutors have received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police that could lead to criminal charges against the Vote Leave campaign, which was spearheaded by Johnson and Cummings.
Johnson ‘knew about Vote Leave’s illegal overspend’, says MP

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #VoteLeave #overspend #illegal #election #generalelection #referendum
 
Just a gentle reminder for those with short memories:

'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate
‘A monstrous interference,” Farage told Fox News Thursday. “I’d rather he stayed in Washington, frankly, if that’s what he’s going to do.”

“You wouldn’t expect the British Prime Minister to intervene in your presidential election, you wouldn’t expect the Prime Minister to endorse one candidate or another. Perhaps he’s another one of those people who doesn’t understand what [the EU] is,” Farage said.
And:
London Mayor Boris Johnson -- who was born in New York and has expressed strong support for the UK-U.S. relationship -- accused Obama of hypocrisy.

"I just think it's paradoxical that the United States, which wouldn't dream of allowing the slightest infringement of its own sovereignty, should be lecturing other countries about the need to enmesh themselves ever deeper in a federal superstate," Johnson said Tuesday.
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #USA #Trump #Obama #NigelFarage #BorisJohnson #interference
 
Gnihihihihihihihihihi....

https://twitter.com/ByDonkeys/status/1189886692657905664?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Halloween #BorisJohnson #Tories #VoteLeave

Twitter: Led By Donkeys on Twitter (Led By Donkeys)

 
A pessimistic but I fear also realistic view of the UK (or better rUK) should Boris Johnson really #GetBrexitDone (or better #GetBrexitStarted as the hashtag should really be…)

BREXIT: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE LONG TERM?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #decline #Tories #Labour
 
Some interesting arguments in here. Some I can follow, others not. I'd argue Boris Johnson is probably a better campaigner than Theresa May (and far too many voters like him for just being "Boris"), so saying his campaigning would be as successful as May's is probably a stretch. Still, I'd say a Boris Johnson win is far from certain, despite what the polls say.

Boris Johnson's snap-election bid could backfire and make Jeremy Corbyn prime minister

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #snapelection #BorisJohnson #campaigning #campaign #polls
 
I think he's slightly too optimistic and it will be very difficult to stop Vote Leave (who now form the government) from ruining the country. Otherwise I think this is a good summary of the mess we're in now.

The Window for Brexit May Already Have Closed

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #referendum #generations
 
If only Boris Johnson had gone into Super Saturday with a bit more oomph....

Boris Johnson's Super Saturday bubble bursts

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #SuperSaturday #withdrawalagreement #deal #nodeal #amendment #meaningfulvote
 
Waffle, waffle, bla, bla, bla, more waffle, blame others, some waffle, bla, bla, blabla, empty non-committal promise, thank you and good bye.



#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #worstprimeministerever #northeast
 
Not entirely sure what to think of this analysis. And if he's right where it is going to lead us.

I used to think Boris Johnson could get a Brexit deal. Not after last week | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #DominicCummings #deal #nodeal
 
I'm a bit confused now: From what I've seen a lot of Brexiteers are rather upset about the supreme courts judgement about Boris Johnson and his government shutting down parliament, claiming that "these unelected and unaccountable judges" are "trying to stop Brexit". Yet I'm pretty sure we were very recently (often by the same Brexiteers, not to mention Boris Johnson and his unelected and unaccountable spad Dominic Cummings etc) told that the prorogation had nothing to do with Brexit and was only (and really only!!!!!) to allow Boris Johnson and his team to prepare for a queens speech and a new governments policy decisions.

So if Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings didn't shut down parliament to prevent it from stopping Brexit, how are the judges trying to help stopping Brexit?

#Brexit #UK #politics #parliament #BorisJohnson #prorogation #supremecourt
 
What you won't read:
Speaking to only a handful of readers from his desk at home, Mr Grewe described the failure of the British politicians as a “very difficult situation”, and questioned whether top politicians are “properly incentivised” to avoid taking stupid risks with the future of the country in order to prevent the chaos caused by a potential catastrophic collapse in the future.

Failed politicians should face greater liability when their ideology driven plans go pear shaped Armin Grewe has suggested in the wake of the collapse of the UK economy and global influence.
Thomas Cook collapse: Company bosses should bear greater responsibility when firms go bust, Boris Johnson suggests | inews

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #liability
 
Holy guacamole.....
At that point, a befuddled Johnson turned to David Frost, his chief negotiator, and Stephen Barclay, Brexit secretary, and said: “So you're telling me the SPS plan doesn’t solve the customs problem?”
followed by
The exchange, according to one EU official, was part of an abrupt “learning curve” for Johnson in his first face-to-face meeting with Barnier and Juncker since he took office.

Another official describes the prime minister gradually “slumping” in his chair as the reality of the UK’s negotiating position and the limited time left to strike an agreement dawned on him. “He wasn’t used to hearing it”, added the official.
The penny drops

And these people run the country?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Ireland #border #deal #customs #BorisJohnson #pennydrops #steeplearningcurve
 
Holy guacamole.....
At that point, a befuddled Johnson turned to David Frost, his chief negotiator, and Stephen Barclay, Brexit secretary, and said: “So you're telling me the SPS plan doesn’t solve the customs problem?”
followed by
The exchange, according to one EU official, was part of an abrupt “learning curve” for Johnson in his first face-to-face meeting with Barnier and Juncker since he took office.

Another official describes the prime minister gradually “slumping” in his chair as the reality of the UK’s negotiating position and the limited time left to strike an agreement dawned on him. “He wasn’t used to hearing it”, added the official.
The penny drops

And these people run the country?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Ireland #border #deal #customs #BorisJohnson #pennydrops #steeplearningcurve
 
I so wish I could write like this....
As always when he runs out of road, he suggested a bridge,
Even the Tories admit it: only duty free can get us through | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian

Marina in top form again. As usual.

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #columnist #MarinaHyde #BorisJohnson
 
It's Friday. Marina's summary of the week in Brexitland is out. Brilliant as usual.

Dazed and confused, Johnson stumbles into the twilight zone with a police escort | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Marina #MarinaHyde #commentary #BorisJohnson
 
Boris Johnson 2019: PM: I'd rather be dead in ditch than delay Brexit - BBC News

I wouldn't count on it. In 2015 he promised to lie in front of bulldozers. Or may be not. Strange that. Heathrow’s third runway plan beggars belief. So don’t expect Boris Johnson to block it | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

If his previous form is anything to go by I think it's pretty safe to assume Brexit will be delayed. By Boris Johnson.

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #Heathrow
 
Did David Cameron destroy the Tory party in his misguided attempt to rescue it?

It is a widely shared assumption that David Cameron promised and then delivered the EU referendum in an attempt to unite the Tory party. The idea seems to have been to "answer the question once and for all" and then to unite the party behind it. Which has failed spectacularly.

Now Boris Johnson seems to believe the only way to save the Tories and make them electable is to turn them in effect into the Brexit Party / UKIP / whatever vehicle Farage comes up with next. But to do that he has to overtake them on the right. Not to mention that he has expelled 21 members of the more moderate wing of his party.

This will turn off many more moderate voters, not to mention the remain leaning (former?) Tory voters, many won't want the no deal Johnson (or is it actually Cummings?) seems to want. Meaning in order to attract some (he will never get them all) right wing voters he will lose a lot of moderate voters, many probably to the LibDems.

Is this how the Tories as a mainstream party will end?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tory #Tories #party #DavidCameron #Cameron #BorisJohnson #Johnson
 
Where have I heard this before? I really really really really really can't remember......
https://twitter.com/hendopolis/status/1167906324991991808
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #Corbyn #Cameron #Milliband #chaos #elections
 
Interesting point of view on all the theatre and kerfuffle today. Boris Johnson isn't showing his strength, on the contrary, he's showing how weak his position is. He wouldn't need to use all these tricks if he was acting from a position of strength, he would have the support of parliament (and the voters). But he doesn't, so he needs to use these dirty tricks. Which quite well could backfire. Badly.



#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #weakness #parliament
 
Obviously a lot of guesswork, but I'd say educated guesses:

Is Boris Johnson bluffing? | Prospect Magazine

I tend to agree with Jonathan Lis, Of course it's still possible that the EU might blink, but I think it's much much more likely that Boris Johnson is indeed miscalculating and it won't. Which in turn will either trigger the U-turn of the century or the shortest premiership possible for Johnson. Because despite all the Blitz/Dunkirk/Bulldog Spirit propaganda, the British public will not accept the disruption no deal is likely to bring, especially because almost 50% voted against Brexit anyway and of the 50% leave voters the vast majority didn't vote for no deal (despite the assertions of Vote Leave etc).

#Brexit #EU #UK #politics #nodeal #BorisJohnson #blink #bluff #bluffing #disruption
Is Boris Johnson bluffing?
 
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Alarm is Mounting About Dominic Cummings and his Willingness to Defy Parliament


The cross-party group of MPs is looking at legislative options with mounting urgency because of the hardline tactics of #Cummings who one Conservative insider described as running a “reign of terror” in No 10 aimed at achieving Brexit on 31 October at any cost.

A #Tory special adviser told the Guardian that Cummings, an unelected part of Boris Johnson's team was “absolutely running the show” and was even more ruthless and difficult to work with [..]

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/07/new-rebel-bid-to-halt-no-deal-brexit-amid-fury-at-pms-enforcer

#BrokenDemocracy #NastyParty #Brexit #BorisJohnson #RevokeArticle50 #ToriesOut #PeoplesVote #FinalSay #StopBrexit #StopBrexitSaveBritain #corruption #recession #unemployment
 
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Alarm is Mounting About Dominic Cummings and his Willingness to Defy Parliament


The cross-party group of MPs is looking at legislative options with mounting urgency because of the hardline tactics of #Cummings who one Conservative insider described as running a “reign of terror” in No 10 aimed at achieving Brexit on 31 October at any cost.

A #Tory special adviser told the Guardian that Cummings, an unelected part of Boris Johnson's team was “absolutely running the show” and was even more ruthless and difficult to work with [..]

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/07/new-rebel-bid-to-halt-no-deal-brexit-amid-fury-at-pms-enforcer

#BrokenDemocracy #NastyParty #Brexit #BorisJohnson #RevokeArticle50 #ToriesOut #PeoplesVote #FinalSay #StopBrexit #StopBrexitSaveBritain #corruption #recession #unemployment
 
Let me correct that for you: "Michael Gove accuses EU of refusing to give Boris Johnson what he wants while not willing to give anything back". There you are. Done. Sorted.

Brexit: Michael Gove accuses EU of refusing to negotiate new deal | Politics | The Guardian

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #negotiation #BorisJohnson #MichaelGove #accusations
 
The Magic Money Tree just keeps on giving....

Boris to spend £100,000,000 just on advertising no-deal Brexit | Metro News

What would Tory Boy say? There's no use throwing money at the problem!



#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #money #advertising #BorisJohnson
Boris to spend £100,000,000 just on advertising no-deal Brexit
 
I see the "Boris Bounce" is working well....
Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Lib Dems beat Conservatives - BBC News
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #elections #Wales #by-election #BorisJohnson
 
A view on Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson's medium term self destruction of the Tories. It might not happen immediately (if he's lucky), but won't take too long:
This cabinet signals the death of David Cameron’s Tory modernisation project | Ian Birrell | Opinion | The Guardian
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #Tory #Tories #Conservatives #destruction #party
 
The UK is well prepared for a no deal Brexit. In the case of medicine, food, fuel or water shortages the stoic Englanders will just be optimistic, develop a can do spirit and think of Dunkirk. Something like that.
UK weather: Overheating crowds storm lido and fights break out in queue as temperatures soar
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #nodeal #shortages #preparedness #food #medicine #BorisJohnson
 

Boris's Britain.


"The most diverse cabinet in history - with Britain's Trump at the helm."



#JonathanPie #Brexit #UK #Bojo #Trump #BorisJohnson
 

Boris's Britain.


"The most diverse cabinet in history - with Britain's Trump at the helm."



#JonathanPie #Brexit #UK #Bojo #Trump #BorisJohnson
 
Excellent analysis by Ian Dunt on why Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson will fail just like Theresa May. Just faster.
Boris Johnson: The next human sacrifice to the Brexit machine
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #PM #primeminister #fail #failure
 
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