Look how the Brexiteer right-wingers close ranks when their Holy Grail comes under criticism:
Dan Hodges, who claims to be a columnist for a national newspaper, reckons that Remainers are terrified that the UK’s Tory government and the European Union could come to an agreement over the now-thoroughly-unworkable Northern Ireland Protocol.
Jonathan Lis tells it like it is:
Utterly wrong. Our horror is not that UK and EU may negotiate like grown-ups. It’s that the government signed up to an international agreement in bad faith, brazenly defrauded the electorate off the back of it, and is now destroying the relationship with our closest neighbours https://t.co/uOlP9xEFdi
— Jonathan Lis (@jonlis1) October 13, 2021
You see, it seems Boris Johnson – who works part-time as the UK’s prime minister, let’s remember, told a Northern Irish politician that he did not intend the NI Protocol to be workable, before his Brexit was voted through by Parliament, protocol and all, with his (public) blessing:
In any other time this would be a resigning matter for the Prime Minister https://t.co/2FcpjnR0r5
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) October 14, 2021
It seems the PM’s former right-hand-goblin, Dominic Cummings, has confirmed this:
So Cummings is *openly* admitting that he and others agreed to the Protocol to win a general election, with no intention of abiding by it. Reminder: that is the Northern Ireland peace process they were playing with to win an election.
— John Cotter (@John_Cotter) October 12, 2021
What are representatives of other nations supposed to think?
I would say they’d think exactly what the former Taoiseach of the Irish Republic – now its deputy prime minister – Leo Varadkar has said:
Irish deputy PM Leo Varadkar warns governments doing trade deals with the UK that it is a nation that "doesn't necessarily keep its word"https://t.co/twMP9NlJHY
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) October 13, 2021
Mr Varadkar said:
“Surely the message must go out to all countries around the world that this is a British government that doesn’t necessarily keep its word and doesn’t necessarily honour the agreements it makes.
“And you shouldn’t make any agreements with them until such time as you’re confident that they keep their promises, and honour things, for example, like the protocol.”
Meanwhile negotiations on a new NI Protocol have commenced – and already the commentaries suggest that Mr Varadkar’s is the prevailing view:
I just know today is going involve Brexiteers celebrating that they got the EU to offer us an amazing new arrangement, and then a little while later, condemning the EU for 'forcing' us into a bad deal.
We've been here before…
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) October 14, 2021
James O’Brien on LBC Radio putting forward theory that Boris Johnson does not want Northern Ireland to have too much success trading with Southern Ireland – otherwise it would show Brexit for rest of UK for the rubbish it is.
— Bob Morgan #BLM 💙🔸 (@Bbmorg) October 13, 2021
The bulk of our media won’t report much on Northern Ireland enjoying superior trading conditions to the rest of the U.K. It would highlight the madness of their Brexit support. So Johnson *could* accept the EU offer & rely on client journalists to keep ignoring & misrepresenting.
— James OhBrien (@mrjamesob) October 14, 2021
I note that UKGov is again acting like Brexit was something done to it rather than by it.
— Steve Bullock Music (@GuitarmoogMusic) October 13, 2021
Aren’t those last comments interesting? In fact, the Brexit we ended up with – that Boris Johnson negotiated – turns out to be almost exactly the same as the “no deal” Brexit that his own government’s Operation Yellowhammer documents predicted in 2019 – and Jeremy Corbyn publicised in September that year:
— Dave Batley (@DBFole13) October 13, 2021
He was ridiculed at the time. But he was right.
Two and a half months later, the UK elected the liar opposite him. And now nobody else in the world will believe us again.
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