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Why is Boris Johnson trying to blame the EU for steering us towards the ‘no deal’ Brexit THAT HE WANTS?

Boris Johnson: don’t believe him when he says the EU is blocking a Brexit trade deal; he has been the obstacle, all the way down the line.

“Pass-the-buck” Boris is at it again!

It seems Boris Johnson is trying to hoodwink us into thinking the European Union’s refusal to compromise is pushing us towards a ‘no deal’ Brexit:

Boris Johnson has admitted the UK is currently heading for a no deal Brexit, with progress now “very difficult” as the two sides refuse to compromise.

In a new gloomy summary of the state of the talks, No 10 described an agreement as only “possible” – with a strong attack on the EU’s refusal to bend.

“An agreement is still possible and this is still our goal, but it is clear it will not be easy to achieve,” the prime minister’s spokesman said.

But isn’t it true that Johnson is the one whose refusal to compromise has put us all in this position?

Immediately after last year’s election it was reported that Michel Barnier had said it was “unrealistic” to expect a “global negotiation” on trade to be completed by December 31, 2020 – meaning it was known that we were unlikely to leave with a deal, nine months ago.

I wrote: “That will be exactly what Johnson wants, if he really is in cahoots with rich hedge fund managers who have been said to have funded his Tory leadership campaign on the condition that he take us out of the EU without a deal so they can profit from betting on it.

“And it will make it possible for Johnson to sell off our remaining national assets – including all those parts of the National Health Service that are worth having – to the United States in the dirty deal that many of us have been foretelling for several months.”

It’s all coming true.

And the 14 million people who voted for Boris Johnson were told it would happen and chose to ignore the warning.

An infinitesimal minority will profit from it – that’s the whole point of leaving without a deal.

But that leaves very nearly 14 million Tory voters who are going to spend a long, long time regretting their choice in December 2019.

Source: Brexit: Boris Johnson signals no deal increasingly likely and hits out at EU for refusing to compromise | The Independent | Independent

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Brexit trade talks are ‘going backwards’. Who benefits from leaving the EU, again?

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Michel Barnier: trade deal between the UK and EU is “unlikely”. But Boris Johnson said it was “oven-ready”!

Let’s get this right: before Brexit, the UK was part of the biggest market in the world, able to sell goods and services frictionlessly to 27 other countries.

Not only that, but the UK also benefited from the EU’s trade agreements with other countries and trading blocs, around the world.

This meant that our businesses paid no export duties on goods sold into the EU, and reduced duties on those sold elsewhere.

And what will be the situation after December 2020?

According to the latest reports, we will be reduced to trading on World Trade Organisation rules – meaning we will pay the highest tariffs possible.

And that’s not just with the EU countries. Has the UK actually signed a beneficial agreement with any other country or trading bloc?

It raises a pertinent question: Who benefits from Brexit?

I note that prominent industrial figures who advocated strongly for leaving the EU in 2016 subsequently upped stumps and disappeared abroad – lock, stock and multi-million-pound factories. Think Dyson.

Not only that, but strongly Brexiteer political figures, after securing the result they wanted for the rest of us, have quietly moved their own residences to EU countries – notably France – so they can continue to enjoy the benefits of living in the EU while having deprived the rest of us of them.

What do we get? How do we benefit?

Source: Brexit trade talks actually ‘going backwards’, warns EU’s Michel Barnier | The Independent

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