Johnson bulldozes Britain deeper into chaos. My latest (necessarily lengthy) Brexit Blog post on this week's developments, analysing some underlying causes and recurring themes, Johnson's character and tactics, and some thoughts on what comes next. Just up
This passage by captures perfectly why Brexit is eating away at British democracy. (And why some commentary has been so utterly facile.)
Johnson bulldozes Britain deeper into chaos. My latest (necessarily lengthy) Brexit Blog post on this week's developments, analysing some underlying causes and recurring themes, Johnson's character and tactics, and some thoughts on what comes next
Johnson bulldozes Britain deeper into chaos. My latest (necessarily lengthy) Brexit Blog post on last week's developments, analysing some underlying causes and recurring themes, Johnson's character and tactics, and some thoughts on what comes next
The core of the crisis is that voting Leave was not a vote for any particular form of Brexit. This means ‘delivering Brexit’ is as meaningless as ‘betraying Brexit’. All versions of Brexit can all equally be regarded as delivering it or as betraying it.
"Almost everything we have lived through over the last three years flows from this, and it’s worth re-stating it partly because it means that what is happening now is not just to do with particular politicians or decisions but is more deeply rooted."
"What makes things doubly impossible is the insistence that there is an inviolable democratic principle at stake because of the Referendum. This automatically sets up a failure of democracy since any particular form of honouring the vote also betrays it."