“It was not just that Brexit would not be “done” when withdrawal agreement was passed, it was that Cummings & Johnson intended all along to undo it. “Oven-ready” had addendum “but we’ll go back & edit cookbook to change the ingredients” Bloody brilliant👇
This is a pretty wounding verdict on Johnson’s new WA policy: he wasn’t misled about it, he just lied
"This idea that Britain could sign the withdrawal agreement with its fingers crossed behind its back and then just ignore it later on is, in a way, perfectly consistent with the larger mentality of Brexit" writes
Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' Brexit had a secret footnote: we'll rehash it later | Fintan O'Toole
An acid, brilliantly documented piece from Fintan O’Toole. Johnson lies for England; he lies to England. He won the General Election on knowing deceit. Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' Brexit had a secret footnote: we'll rehash it later
“At the heart of Brexit theology is the fantasy that there is such a thing as absolute sovereignty....Once Britain is “unchained” from the EU, Britain can do whatever it damn well pleases.” Powerful dissectionfrom ⁦⁩ on how we got here.
Why all this shouldn't have come as a surprise. And why Brexit is now an open chasm in British democracy. Brilliant and depressing by
'At the heart of Brexit's theology is the fantasy that there is such a thing as absolute national sovereignty' 'If men wish to be free, it is precisely sovereignty they must renounce' #Arendt
Boris Johnson's 'oven-ready' Brexit had a secret footnote: we'll rehash it later | Fintan O'Toole
If you lie for England, you will also lie to England.
Cummings sounding very 3rd Reich. He blogs: “don’t worry about the so-called ‘permanent’ commitments. They are not ‘permanent’ and a serious government — one not cowed by officials and their bullshit ‘legal advice’ — will dispense with these commitments.”
"In openly admitting that it signed the withdrawal agreement with the EU in bad faith, Johnson’s Vote Leave government also implicitly confessed that it lied wholesale to the electorate in December’s general election... He knew damn well and did it anyway"