Wednesday August 5, 2020

Cruel Britannia: that’s the kind of economy they’ll get with no deal

The Tories are posturing and bluffing; Labour is in a leadership vacuum. It’s as if they’ve forgotten their own wellbeing is on the line

6th October, 2019
British prime minister Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech onstage on the final day of the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester last week. He promised to ‘get Brexit done’, as per the party’s slogan Pic: Getty

Another grim week in Brexit terms has passed and we are still none the wiser as to when or how this process will conclude. British prime minister Boris Johnson’s set of proposals, which were outlined on Wednesday, provide scant hope for an acceptable resolution by the deadline of October 31.

It appears that his ‘offer’ to the EU may be designed to plant the blame for a no-deal outcome firmly on EU heads, rather...

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