Boiler wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:09 am
KevS wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:26 am
So, are they holding out for more cash? If this proves definite, that probably knocks the ERG out (as they're unable to think for themselves it would seem), and so there's only one possible way that our beloved leader could get it through Parliament, and that's attach a second referendum to it.
There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, and it is of course fraught with difficulties, but I can't see any other way out now.
Alternatively, it might just give Johnson the excuse he needs to go for 'no deal', which will please those who have millions riding on this occurring.
From what I've been hearing, he has apparently been pulling back on that considerably in recent days, since receiving a pretty frank intelligence briefing, detailing that a No Deal where we didn't put up border infrastructure, but the Irish were compelled to by the EU, would result in the IRA basically going open season on both sides of the border, potentially a whole-island Irish civil war / Troubles mk2, and us being viewed very much by the world as having lit the match.
I've had my own issues with the EU's behaviour in many areas during this process, but what is on offer now is fair and pragmatic. Johnson has been wise to grow some humility (albeit late in the day), although at this point it is unlikely to do him any good.
Soppy anti-British, pro-crime, anti-education, pro-immigration, anti-family nonentity