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I thought the country voted to take back control from the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, not an unelected fiancé to take back control from the architects of Brexit?

Carrie Symonds takes back control from Dominic Cummings and ‘mad mullahs’ of Brexit

#UK #EU #Brexit #takebackcontrol #politics #CarrieSymonds #BorisJohnson #DominicCummings
 

John Major: Brexit set to be 'more brutal than anyone expected' | BBC News


The bill has been rejected by the UK's House of Lords.
This action is unprecedented in all our history - and for good reason. It has damaged our reputation around the world

"Because of our bombast, our blustering, our threats and our inflexibility - our trade will be less profitable, our Treasury poorer, our jobs fewer, and our future less prosperous."

Sir John also warned that Brexit divisions increased the risk of the United Kingdom breaking up.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54879209

#politics #UKPolitics #brexit #UK #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson #law #InternationalLaw #InternalMarketBill
 

John Major: Brexit set to be 'more brutal than anyone expected' | BBC News


The bill has been rejected by the UK's House of Lords.
This action is unprecedented in all our history - and for good reason. It has damaged our reputation around the world

"Because of our bombast, our blustering, our threats and our inflexibility - our trade will be less profitable, our Treasury poorer, our jobs fewer, and our future less prosperous."

Sir John also warned that Brexit divisions increased the risk of the United Kingdom breaking up.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54879209

#politics #UKPolitics #brexit #UK #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson #law #InternationalLaw #InternalMarketBill
 
Looks like the Brexiteers are hedging their blame game. As of course nothing is ever their fault they are now adding unprepared businesses (who don't know what to prepare for....) to the inflexible EU and saboteur Remainers.

Johnson Heads Into War of Blame With U.K. Business Over Brexit

#UK #EU #Brexit #politics #blame #blamegame #failure #BorisJohnson #Tories #Conservatives
 
A couple of days ago I wrote " I suspect a large chunk of the 82% who don’t self-isolate simply can’t afford to. They don’t have the money and job security to self isolate, so they go to work anyway."

This article covers that issue: The pitched battle over lockdowns is missing the point: Covid-19 is a class issue
This is a good riposte to the oft-heard suggestion that most people who fail to follow the rules are degenerate “Covidiots”, and further proof that in a society as insecure as ours, trying to stringently control anything – let alone a highly infectious disease – will tend to be very difficult indeed. According to research done at King’s College London, only 18% of people self-isolate after developing symptoms, and only 11% quarantine after being told by the government’s test and trace system that they have been in contact with a confirmed case. Among the factors the study associates with non-compliance are “lower socio-economic grade”, and “greater hardship during the pandemic”. A lot of people, it seems, would like to do what they are told, but simply can’t.

This is the basic point the government does not seem to have grasped – painfully highlighted by Johnson’s claim that infections increased because the public became “complacent”. Threatening people with fines of up to £10,000 if they fail to self-isolate – and, we now learn, passing their details to the police – is an example of the same cast of mind, less likely to persuade people in precarious circumstances to follow the rules than to keep their distance from the authorities. The fact that some people on very low incomes are finally eligible for a lump sum of £500 to cover a fortnight’s quarantine will not solve what is obviously a massive problem; in terms of basic practicalities, it is of a piece with Rishi Sunak’s plan to pay only two-thirds of lost wages to people affected by local restrictions.
How do you self-isolate if you live in a cramped multi-generational house with one kitchen and one bathroom/toilet, possibly even sharing a bedroom? How do you self-isolate if you live in shared accommodation, again with a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom, while struggling to hold down a job to pay the extortionate rent?

Decades of failed policies are now coming back to haunt us. Broken housing and overcrowding isn't something you can quickly solve in a few months or even weeks.

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #UK #politics #health #BorisJohnson #selfisolate
 
I think this is probably a good summary of where we stand at the moment. Boris Johnson is gambling in an extremely high risk game. If he fails/loses the result will be catastrophic with a double whammy to the economy and the finances of the country, not to mention the potential to break up the country. While they might hope to be able to hide the results of a no deal Brexit in the Covid-19 impact I don't think the majority of the voters will fall for that, the impact will just be too big and hit different sectors than the ones currently hit.

Boris Johnson is dancing with danger by threatening a crash-out Brexit

#UK #Brexit #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #gambling #highrisk #Covid19 #Coronavirus
 
Hmmmmmm, seems the oven ready deal has been overcooked? Or the easiest deal in history wasn't that easy? Or the German car industry didn't come to the rescue? Or the UK didn't hold all the cards after all?

https://twitter.com/Conservatives/status/1201853843421761538

#Brexit #UK #EU #easiestdealinhistory #politics #voteleave #failure #lies #BorisJohnson #MichaelGove #Brexitlies
 
I haven't fact checked this, but it sounds very plausible. I suspect a large chunk of the 82% who don't self-isolate simply can't afford to. They don't have the money and job security to self isolate, so they go to work anyway. And another good chunk just follow what plenty of people in power have done (Cummings anyone?) and think if the people in power can get away with it, so can I. Until these two things are addressed/fixed I don't really see this improving. And lockdowns won't have much of an impact on this, quite possibly the contrary.

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #UK #politics #health #BorisJohnson #DominicCummings
 
An interview that's both brilliant and a car crash. One side perfectly prepared, eloquent, to the point. The other side woefully unprepared, waffling and evasive I think you can guess which side Johnson is on?

Getting 'R' number below one key to lifting North West restrictions Prime Minister tells ITV News

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #health #UK #politics #BorisJohnson #Johnson #interview #ITV
 
An interview that's both brilliant and a car crash. One side perfectly prepared, eloquent, to the point. The other side woefully unprepared, waffling and evasive I think you can guess which side Johnson is on?

Getting 'R' number below one key to lifting North West restrictions Prime Minister tells ITV News

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #health #UK #politics #BorisJohnson #Johnson #interview #ITV
 
A good read about why all the "get back to work" PR and propaganda by the government (and some interested companies) isn't about getting people back to work (the vast majority of those they are targeting either never stopped working or is already working again), but to get people back into the offices and cities. Because the office/business property markets/values are struggling, having a big impact on Tory donors and bankers wallets. And because it means a shift of power away from London.

The commuters are revolting

#politics #UK #London #BorisJohnson #work #office #property #realestate
The commuters are revolting
 
And what Starmer doesn't even mention is that a lot of people you'd never expect (like the Chaos Computer Club, all kind of privacy advocates, various IT experts, all the people who normally wouldn't touch a government app with a barge pole) are all pretty much praising the app, saying it does most things right (within the technical constraints) and recommend to download it

https://twitter.com/Independent/status/1275787007730409472

#Coronavirus #Covid19 #health #UK #Germany #IT #app #politics #BorisJohnson #KeirStarmer
 
Now that's reassuring. Everything is just fine. And I'm sure the app (if ever released) will work without a hitch as well. We're safe. The government has everything under control.

The training for the government's track and trace system is brilliant

#Coronavirus #Covid19 #UK #trackandtrace #BorisJohnson #MattHancock #lockdown #nothingtoworryabout #health
 
I don't know, I'm not sure it has just yet. The tabloids and the right wind press of Murdoch and Co will find ways to blame the failures on others and explain some of it away with "different circumstances" (I've already seen some excuses using population density, which they can then also nicely link to those ghastly immigrants). Then there's all the patriotic VE Day stuff coming up, where I've seen plenty support with "let's celebrate VE Day social distancing style in our front gardens" already. Unless Starmer really hits the ground running and can really do some damage to the Tories I fear there's still quite some steam left in Johnson and his crew.

The British charlatan style has been sent packing by too much reality

#Brexit #Coronavirus #Covid19 #virus #BorisJohnson #populist #politics #health #Conservatives
 
I thought the Times/Sunday Times was a Johnson supporting paper and would be singing his praises and how he was a leader and took one for the team?

Coronavirus: 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster
Boris Johnson skipped five Cobra meetings on the virus, calls to order protective gear were ignored and scientists’ warnings fell on deaf ears. Failings in February may have cost thousands of lives


#Coronavirus #Covid19 #virus #UK #pandemic #failure #politics #BorisJohnson
 
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

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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
 
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