I don’t see a further extension. The amazing British government has had close to three years.
People get what they vote for. Taking back control. Brexit means Brexit.
It's interesting that almost all of the candidates for the leadership race at the Tories (and thus the post of PM) now timidly prepare the stage for another extension in some way, to the exception of BoJo.
Anyway, the irony of the matter seems to be that if BoJo gets the job, chances for another extension are actually highest, not because it will be requested by him (he won't), but because his own party will bring him down in parliament before the end of October! The fall of a minority cabinet will likely trigger an election a couple of weeks later -unless a government of national unity is formed- which will have Brexit as its central topic.
In that case, the EU is very likely going to grant the extension to see what the Brish people themselves really want now, after having different Tory PMs and Brexit secretaries unsuccessfully telling them what it was, whereas my personal feeling is the EU will not grant another extension without an election or a second referendum regardless who's the PM doing such a request.
Seems like the UK is well underway to fill the entire transitional period with a full membership status...
Anway, has anybody seen, read or heard a solid plan for AFTER Brexit yet?
I'm under the impression the Tories think that on October 31st (or whatever the date the UK will finally no longer be a member of the EU) the EU itself is dissolved and thus there will no longer be a problem at all! Blue Skies as from Holloween… or so they think! The real problem of dealing with the EU only start then for the UK!!!
Just have a look at how Switzerland is made to dance to the tune from Brussels over a new bilateral treaty replacing the 120 or so individual deals governing the CH-EU relationship so far, or risk EU-based investors being cut of from its stock market by the EChttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ing-treaty
As from the moment the UK is on its own, it will have to behave towards the EU is a very similar was as it has been towards the US for decades already: to constantly flatter it and to be seen as fully united behind it, talking up a sort of imaginary special bond and a unique relationship on shared values and goals…
Now THAT is going to be asking quite a lot of mental flexibility of many in the UK, so I suggest they already start practicing on how to cajole the European Union in future wherever they have an opportunity for it.
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