Skip to comments.EU heading for no-deal Brexit by mistake, Jeremy Hunt warns (Polls favor Boris)
Posted on 10/09/2019 5:00:25 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has issued a plea to EU foreign ministers to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft" over Brexit.
He has urged them in an open letter to reach a compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson while they still can.
Delaying Brexit would only increase the chances of a no-deal exit, he warned.
"If they think this is bad - just wait until what happens after Boris wins an election," he told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg in an exclusive interview.
Mr Hunt - who lost out to Mr Johnson in July's Conservative leadership contest - has written to the 27 EU foreign ministers, urging them to show greater flexibility in talks with the UK....
"My worry is that they're about to make the same profound miscalculation that 'oh we can just hang tight, see if there's an election and if Boris Johnson wins it we can negotiate on the same deal but if he doesn't, so much the better because maybe we'll have a second referendum.'
"If Boris wins, which is what the polls are saying, at the moment, and he comes back with a majority, that British government will be much less willing to compromise," he said...
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Now this makes sense. Good cop/bad cop.
Boris should make Nigel his commissioner to the EU.
Boris should call no confidence on himself, to force an election.
If Boris is ahead in the polls over his hanging tough on BRexit, then he should just let it happen. Let the clock run out on Oct 31.
THEN go for a trade deal, from a position of strength.
A failure to pass a budget should be all it takes. A budget with zero dollars to the EU, and cutbacks to some of (Socialist) Labour’s favourite programs, should suffice. A defeated budget bill = a vote of no confidence.
He has urged them...to reach a compromise with... Johnson ///
There will be no compromise. The EU will play hardball to the end. Giving the Brits an easy out will only encourage more EU members to exit.
AKA, "we've done all we could here to prevent Brexit, now it's up to you to mitigate the consequences to yourselves."
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“Wow - First Ive heard Boris is ahead in the polls”
same here ...
The Tories have been ahead in the polls since September. Their lead has steadily declined though
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