Comment: Boris Johnson’s crude move is designed to infuriate and confound

UK prime minister’s power play undermines hopes of a positive outcome to Brexit talks

7th September, 2020
Comment: Boris Johnson’s crude move is designed to infuriate and confound
‘Boris Johnson and his advisors are never afraid to trample on sensibilities to try to get their way’. Picture: Leah Farrell/

If coronavirus has consumed all our attention for the past six months, the latest instalment of the Brexit saga certainly brings neither light nor light relief. Late last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson took all parties to the Brexit negotiations by surprise when he announced that he would immediately be introducing new legislation, which would effectively undo the deal he already negotiated and signed with the EU at the end of 2019.

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