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The chances of anything coming from Mars are… the same as Boris getting us a No Deal Brexit — 8 Comments

  1. Plans A & B carry a very high risk of destruction of the Conservative party. I think Boris (and Hunt) both understand that. The party may well be stupid enough to force the next PM not to go for C, but it will get what it already richly deserves. (In my opinion).

    • >Plans A & B carry a very high risk of destruction of the Conservative party.

      Definitely.

      >I think Boris (and Hunt) both understand that.

      Boris possibly does, but he’ll try to fudge it as usual.

      Hunt doesn’t understand it.

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  3. Maybe it’s this…

    The only way he can get through a no confidence vote is by pretending that a ‘deal’ is possible. Which it probably isn’t.

    Prepare for WTO exit, pretending it’s just to get a better deal.

    Run down the clock until it’s too late for the Remaniacs to do anything about it. Pretend that it is a shame, but he was given no choice.

    Then Leave on 31st October, as is the current law of the land.

    I suspect that back in July 2016 the odds of BoJo being Prime Minister were close to one in a million.

    Looks to me like he’s the perfect man for the job.

    All together now ‘oh yes, he’s the Great Pretender, whoa-oh-oh!’

    • I’ve been hoping that’s it, but I really doubt it is. I don’t think you’d be saying it’s a million to one in that case, you’d say it’s very unlikely, but the fact that he is being so, so emphatic about this makes me suspect that his real plan just is Plan B. (Or even A.) I can’t see him pulling us out at the last minute without the country being prepared for it. He has some balls, does Boris, but not to that extent.

      Also, for a long time people believed of Theresa May that she wasn’t really that bad, and that she was stringing the Remainers along, and was really a proper Brexiteer underneath it all. Turns out that was all fantasy. I see no reason to think any differently of Boris, especially when we know the one thing he’s really good at is giving right-wingers the impression he’s on their side, and then letting them down when it counts.

      • Hector
        Of course you are right (which is why I prefaced my comment with Maybe), and we’re all praying that Boris doesn’t turn out to be May mk2. I guess his choices for cabinet will let us know a lot more…

  4. >What a nightmare. Is there nobody that understands negotiation in your fine country?

    There are many, very good negotiators in the UK. However, the next PM’s problems are (1) the enemy without (Brussels) and (2) the enemies within and they are legion. If Boris isn’t already familiar with Machiavelli, he should study it closely and fast. Niccolo’s advice on how to behave having taken control of a hostile city should be the new PM’s guide. Do all the necessary brutal things immediately and completely. Make all your enemies fear you. A nice guy won’t survive until Halloween.

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