Seeing through the illusion to the reality of Johnson’s policies

As we enter 2020, all the signs are that his 80-seat majority all-powerful, all-conquering position is an illusion. Boris, that exploiter of illusion par excellence is sitting astride a seemingly impregnable illusion, while we continue to wonder who is the real Boris. Meanwhile all beneath his considerable backside is shifting sands. He is busy “getting Brexit done”, while he is being bluntly made aware by the EU that the price Britain could pay if he does not compromise will be very great, mostly recently the exclusion of the City from Europe. It appears that he has ruled out an extension, and has ruled out the single market and customs union, and yet presumably hopes to force some middle ground from the unyielding Europeans under time pressure. At home, the ERGites will pressurise him not to concede and if necessary to … Read more

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