Why did Johnson say trade talks with the EU had ended – only to restart them within days?

Duper’s delight: This is the smile Boris Johnson wears when he is lying. Was he wearing it when he announced that talks on a trade deal with the EU had been called off?

This looks like a set-up, to me.

Last week, Boris Johnson and his Tory government said that a “no deal” Brexit was now inevitable because talks with the EU had broken down irretrievably.

“Really?” I thought at the time. “Are they going to come back in a few days time and say there’s been a breakthrough, it’s all back on and they’re making a history (it’s always historic) deal?”

And lo! it is coming to pass:

The UK is “ready to welcome the EU team” to continue negotiations over a post-Brexit trade deal, says No 10.

The two sides’ chief negotiators, Lord David Frost and Michel Barnier, spoke on the phone earlier after talks stalled last week.

Following the conversation, Downing Street said the pair had “jointly agreed a set of principles for handling this intensified phase of talks”.

The intention is to create some more public goodwill for the Tories, who have realised that any good feeling among the general population of the UK has dwindled away to nothing.

Of course, being Tories, they can’t generate it by actually doing something good; it had to be with a stupid trick.

Anybody can fabricate an emergency of their own making and then solve it.

If a deal comes from the new negotiations, it is because the UK and the EU were always going to make one – not because the talks have been saved.

Anything else is just more smoke and mirrors from the Tory liars.

That’s my interpretation of it.

Source: Brexit: UK ‘ready to welcome EU’ to continue trade talks – BBC News

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1 thought on “Why did Johnson say trade talks with the EU had ended – only to restart them within days?

  1. Hecuba

    Lying lardy fascist dictator johnson thinks he’s conned us peasants by claiming ‘look how wonderful I am I’ve save the talks with EU!’

    All lies – because lying lardy fascist dictator johnson doesn’t know the truth if it were to kick him in the butt!

    Reminds me of the fascist German Nazis who created a disaster in order to claim ‘look we are the ones who can resolve the issue by murdering more women and men! Remember the Reichstag fire which was started by the Nazis so that they could impose fascist state on Germany. Nothing new with lardy fascist dictator johnson in charge because he is imitating the nazis!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zpknb9q/revision/4

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