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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:51 AM

Boris Johnson pledges new determination to leave EU by 31 October

Source: The Guardian

Boris Johnson has launched his Tory leadership campaign by insisting he does not wish to pursue a no-deal Brexit but would prepare “vigorously and seriously” to leave the European Union with no agreement in October, saying the survival of the Conservative party depended on it.

The Tory leadership frontrunner officially launched his campaign on Wednesday by telling the assembled crowd of MPs he believed a new government “with a new mandate, a new optimism, a new determination” could leave the EU with an amended deal.

However, he warned that he was determined to leave the EU by 31 October, whether he had achieved a new deal or not. “Parties have entered a yellow-box junction, unable to move forward or back,” he said.

“Around the country there is a mood of disillusion, even despair at our ability to get things done. The longer it goes on, the worse the risk of serious contamination and a real loss of confidence, because the people of this country deserve better from their leaders.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/12/brexit-delay-means-defeat-boris-johnson-launches-campaign

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Reply Boris Johnson pledges new determination to leave EU by 31 October (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 2019 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #1
beachbum bob Jun 2019 #2
brooklynite Jun 2019 #3
beachbum bob Jun 2019 #6
brooklynite Jun 2019 #7
DFW Jun 2019 #4
SergeStorms Jun 2019 #5
Denzil_DC Jun 2019 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:05 PM

1. In other words, party over country. . . . nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:45 PM

2. The upside for Brexit, if the Britians learn their lessons and in a few years out they vote the

 

conservatives out. Lots of pain and suffering before that to happen

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:22 PM

3. Won't happen as long as Corbyn's the alternative...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:35 AM

6. Corbyn won't be around much longer

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:33 AM

7. Not sure the Labour base is willing to give up on him...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:29 PM

4. Johnson would be doing the bigger favor if he left the UK instead

And especially if he took Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Lafarge with him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:18 PM

5. Boris is determined...

to fuck up the U.K. as much as Vladimir Trump has fucked up the U.S. The CONservatives are going to cause a lot of pain for the people of the U.K. while padding his pockets as much as possible. Sound like anyone else we know?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:49 AM

8. It can't be done by 31 October, so this is just posturing

for the Tory base, including the ex-UKIP influx of Tory Party members.

Not only does the current make-up of Parliament mean the votes aren't there to allow it (so, unless Johnson intends to call an election while Parliament is in summer recess immediately if he's elected, it won't happen), the Cabinet already knows the UK won't be prepared:


Boris Johnson Brexit plan difficult or impossible, says Philip Hammond

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is impossible as the UK will not be able to leave the EU with a deal or without a deal by the end of October, Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has said.

Hammond, who is fighting against no deal, cast doubt on the viability of the Brexit promises of Johnson and other Tory leader contenders such as Dominic Raab as he gave a speech in Westminster.

He said many of the candidates were pledging things that they could not deliver during their campaigns which they may have to go back on later.

Asked whether Johnson’s plan to leave on 31 October would work, he said: “I don’t think so … I think it’s not sensible for candidates to box themselves into a corner on this. Parliament will not allow a no-deal exit from the EU and our experience has suggested it may not be that easy to secure a deal in parliament.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/12/boris-johnson-brexit-plan-ifficult-or-impossible-hammond


Brexit: Leaked cabinet note admits UK not ready for no-deal exit on October 31, blowing hole in Boris Johnson leadership pledge

It will take “six to eight months” to build up supplies of medicines for a no-deal Brexit, a leaked cabinet note says – undermining Boris Johnson’s threat to crash out of the EU on 31 October.

The warning says the pharmaceutical industry needs that period of help from the government “to ensure adequate arrangements are in place to build stockpiles of medicines”.

It also says that it would take “at least 4-5 months” to make traders ready for the new border checks that might be required, including incentives to register for fresh schemes.

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It states that, while government departments had delivered around 85 per cent of their “core no-deal plans”, many of those provided only “a minimum viable level of capability”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-no-deal-boris-johnson-medicine-supply-drug-stockpile-nhs-a8955021.html

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