Video footage shows just how enthused Tories are about Boris Johnson’s Brexit bluster

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Ed Sykes

Boris Johnson’s government still seems intent on an elitist and unpopular no-deal Brexit, despite parliament passing a law against it. But now, hilarious video footage from his party’s conference suggests that even Tories aren’t that enthused about Johnson’s Brexit bluster:


Boris Johnson claims the UK has made some “pretty big moves” towards a deal with the EU, but that Brexit will take place on 31 October “whatever happens”. Chancellor Sajid Javid, meanwhile, says a no-deal Brexit “may well happen” despite the law seeking to prevent it, stressing “we will leave if we have to without a deal on October 31”.

Former Conservative attorney general Dominic Grieve has suggested that Johnson “will be dismissed” by the Queen if this happens.

No deal is “the worst possible deal for Britain”

A no-deal Brexit is apparently the preference of the far right. It seems to be the preferred option of Boris Johnson’s hard-right government, for example. And the Trump administration in the US is very enthusiastic about it.

As openDemocracy has documented in its in-depth investigations:

a powerful, elite network wants to turn Britain into even more of a low-tax, offshore haven than it already is, and make more money from it.

And a no-deal Brexit would serve this aim perfectly. According to openDemocracy, this would also:

allow our public services to be flogged off on the global market – the next stage of the Great British Asset Striptease.

Statistics suggest, however, that only a minority of the general public want a no-deal Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, meanwhile, believes that a no-deal situation is “the worst possible deal for Britain and that it would do damage to our economy and trade”.

Featured image via YouTube and additional content via Press Association

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    1. Best Brexit outcome for Boris:
      1) A coalition of Remainers force him out and into a GE where he can say he was the only one trying to deliver Brexit.
      2) A negotiated deal, probably with a NI only backstop.

      Worst Brexit outcome for Boris:
      1) A No Deal Brexit where the immediate downturn can be pitched as a disaster with Labour having to come to the rescue. No majority means he can’t weather the storm.
      2) Having to ask for an extension – even if legally obliged to do so.

      Well done Labour for wrapping Boris’ best outcome in the poison pill of getting the anti-Corbyn brigade to back him as PM.

      Personally I think a No Deal Brexit would be the best outcome for the country as the EU would surely pop us back in temporarily so Labour could give us the soft Brexit the referendum result seemed to suggest was the fairest outcome.

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