Wednesday June 3, 2020

Johnson still peddling political pipe-smoke

Boris Johnson’s ‘managed no deal’ is a myth and he will have to find the stomach to swallow the withdrawal agreement

23rd June, 2019

BBC’s Radio 4 morning news show the Today Programme has regularly interviewed British and EU politicians about the possibility or likelihood that the EU will at the last moment blink and make radical concessions to the British demands on Brexit.

This illusion seems to be based on a stereotypical view that EU summits, particularly fisheries and CAP summits, very often dragged on into the early hours in Brussels and then resulted in red-eyed negotiators...

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