UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hails Brexit Deal

Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home.

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  1. Avatar Geoff
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    The Guardian put it best:
    “A deal is welcome when the absence of one posed an imminent threat to national security and prosperity. The prime minister, with his “jumbo Canada style deal”, has played the system cynically. He has run down the clock and squandered diplomatic goodwill until the only viable option was a bad Brexit softened at the edges by the prospect of it being implemented in an orderly fashion. To have avoided the very worst-case scenario is a pitiful kind of achievement. Mr Johnson deserves no credit for dodging a calamity that loomed so close because he drove so eagerly towards it. This, too, is intrinsic to his modus operandi. His core skill is getting out of scrapes that his own negligence and recklessness get him into. On this occasion, he will fete the narrow escape as if it were cause for seasonal joy, in a typically bombastic and fraudulent manner. Relief is appropriate and welcome, but not gratitude – not to this prime minister.”Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain
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    It’s not official until both Parliament and the EU Parliament approve it. Earlier this month, the EUP said that unless it were concluded by midnight this past Sunday, they wouldn’t vote on it until sometime after the first of the year.

    Since no one will know exactly what the details of the “level playing field” are until the hundreds of pages in the agreement are finished, there may be some actual debate that needs to go on.

    I’d be willing to place a small bet that the UK violates some aspect of the level playing field stipulations within two years and abrogates the whole thing.Report

    • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Michael Cain
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      says:

      At which time british citizens will be asked to vote on a referendum to a become permanent member of the EU. 🙂Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Stillwater
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        says:

        Which would be a fun one, since the EU has at least indicated that if the UK were to do that, they would go through the same three-to-five year process that any new member would, and would have to ditch the pound.

        Me, I want to see what happens in the Scottish general election in May. And how Northern Ireland feels after a couple of years of customs inspections on stuff coming across the Irish Sea.Report

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