They are now beginning to blow up the bridges regardless of the UK's own interests:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ithin-days
Great entertainment for their fanatical base, but britons not as busy chanting "death to the EU!"
may not share in the celebrations quite as eagerly.
I wish them luck, they’ll need it
It's done to send a further signal, because there's reportedly increasing anxiety within the more moderate Tories who have reluctantly backed BoJo so far about the fact that despite his very vocal and repeated treaths to basically blow the UK's head off by leaving without a deal, the EU isn't moving an inch...
well, at least JRM is happy they aren't moving an inch, rather than not a milimeter….
Did anyone honestly think 'staring the EU in the eyes' would make ANY impression on Brussels?
So now the official mantra is that the EU won't move for at least another month and probably 'at the last minute' only and the UK will just have to hold out till then and needs to show 'them' it's real: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ium-europe
Like David Cameron said to Corbyn in his farewell PMQ: "for god sake, man, just go".
Meanwhile, there's even talk to take certain interesting things off the table again here in Brussels because the uniqueness of the UK's situation will have lapsed after Brexit and the country will have to be handled just like any other 3rd country in future, meaning no fast track deals etc...
Anything resembling the all important and much needed FTA the UK needs and BoJo expect to hammer out quickly once he has concluded Brexit, could suddenly take the usual decade to be concluded, expecially if the EC puts it on the backburner to make him sweat a bit further.
Wonder how much stockpiling the UK can do...
Besides, the new position still leaves an interesting practical question unanswered: IF the EU indeed moves at the last minute like they now officially expect, how does BoJo think to ratify the WA on such short notice? Another extension after all then?