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:
Conference hall is bursting with enthusiasm this afternoon
— Daniel Kraemer (@dcakraemer) September 30, 2019
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”.
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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.
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”.
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