Boris Johnson’s ‘oven ready’ Brexit trade deal turned out half-baked. Can it be saved?

Brexit lies: Boris Johnson said he had an “oven-ready” Brexit deal waiting to slot into place with the EU.HE LIED.

When you’re thinking about the Brexit trade deal, the thing to remember at all times is that Boris Johnson won a general election with a claim that he had one, “oven-ready”.

He didn’t.

Very nearly an entire year later, with the latest attempt to reach agreement teetering on the brink because of fisheries, the rules governing state subsidies for business and how the agreement is policed.

As far as fisheries and state subsidies are concerned, if the EU is trying to dictate what we can do in our own sovereign waters and with our own sovereign tax money, This Writer thinks the EU can – politely – get stuffed.

I fear that the UK may be trying to pull a fast one on how the agreement is policed – Tories always want light-touch regulation so they can get away with more than they should (in my experience).

But Johnson told us he had an “oven-ready” deal. All these issues should have been addressed and resolved before last year’s general election – because that’s what he was telling us then.

If the deal falls through, then, it will be his fault.

He is being called to talk with European Commission chair Ursula Von Der Leyen, to see if they can find a way through.

All will not be lost because the UK will try to ratify those elements that have been negotiated and agreed. But the EU may decide to reject the lot. Indeed, France’s Emmanuel Macron is threatening to use his veto.

So we could end up trading with our most valuable partners on the worst possible terms from January 1, 2021 – after Boris Johnson won an election by telling us he had an advantageous deal ready to go.

And he’s being called out on it:

At this point, it may be worth pointing out what’s at stake:

Poor farmers. They were really fished in. Most of them voted for Brexit all the way down the line, thinking they were going to get better subsidies and more cash for their produce.

Now it seems they are to get the exact opposite. And their story is reproduced right across British industry.

Way back around the time he was campaigning to become Tory leader, Boris Johnson was accused of being in collusion with a group of hedge fund managers who wanted a “no deal” Brexit because they had bet heavily on such a situation killing off many household-name UK firms and stood to make around £8 billion.

If the story is true, they’ll be the only ones to profit – and he should be jailed (although on what charges, I do not know).

Source: Brexit: Boris Johnson and EU chief seek to break trade deal deadlock – BBC News

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7 thoughts on “Boris Johnson’s ‘oven ready’ Brexit trade deal turned out half-baked. Can it be saved?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Come come m he and his erk have committed fraud on a vast scale all those who have fingers in the NHS companies that benefit from government contracts the list is endless. Traitors gate needs reopening and the only over ready he had was a bun in the oven hmmm

  2. John Smith-Warren

    Boris’ claim to have the Brexit deal “oven ready” was obviously an out and out LIE. WITH THIS LIE HE WON THE ELECTION – surely he must be open for a charge of deception which should invalidate the result of the 2019 election? Or is it an acceptable practice to openly lie to the public to gain a political advantage in an election? If this IS acceptable then this must be changed in statute and carry some heavy penalties…financial and personal!

  3. Zippi

    The “deal,” as I understand it, was the withdrawal agreement and it was on that basis that we left the European Union. I’m sorry but anybody who believed that a trade deal was a done deal is a fool, despite the fact that it should, on the face of things, have been relatively simple. This is (allegedly) a negotiation. There are two parties involved and nobody, on either side, can say what the outcome will be. Both sides have much to play for and both sides will blame the other. Neither has the moral high ground. If they want a trade deal, each side must respect the other and not make unreasonable demands. Will there be a trade deal? Who knows? There’s no reason why there shouldn’t be butt it is down to BOTH parties to come to agreement.

  4. rotzeichen

    Johnson’s oven ready deal is the trade deal with Trump, although Trump will be gone, I’m sure that deal will go ahead, where we can kiss goodbye to a free health service etc.

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