Why Britain’s Brexit election won’t end the crisis I FT


The UK’s first December general
election in nearly a century was called by Boris Johnson to
end Britain’s Brexit crisis. We’re going to get Brexit done. Get Brexit done. Get Brexit done, now. And yet, despite the PM’s
powerful “get Brexit done” catchphrase, whoever
wins on December the 12th will face many months
of difficult negotiations. Despite his offer of an
oven-ready Brexit deal, the Tory manifesto
offers no real detail on how Mr Johnson plans
to avoid another hard exit next December. All it says is that the
Tories will negotiate a trade agreement next year,
after the UK leaves the EU at the end of
January, and will not extend the implementation
period beyond December 2020. The problem is, the type of
trade deal the prime minister wants – outside the EU single
market and the customs union, and with the freedom to
break away from EU standards – will only make it harder
and limit the UK’s access to key European markets. And by refusing to extend
the transition period, Boris Johnson is handing
Brussels the upper hand in the upcoming talks. His critics say the timetable
would be impossibly tight and could lead Britain
towards another Brexit crisis at the end of next year, if the
UK left the EU without a trade deal. Compared to Boris Johnson’s
simple message on Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn’s is
complicated and ambiguous. Labour has a clear plan to
get Brexit sorted within six months. In six months. Within six months. In a manifesto dedicated to
the party’s radical programme of state reform, Labour says
it will get Brexit sorted by securing a new deal with the
EU within three months and then putting that to a second
referendum within six months, offering the public the chance
to vote for their new deal or to Remain. Labour’s proposed deal would
keep the UK much closer to the EU through a new customs
union, single market alignment, and equivalence on workers’
and citizens’ rights and the environment. What isn’t clear
is what position the party’s leadership would
take in the second referendum, although Mr Corbyn says
he would be neutral. One of the features
of this campaign has been the collapse of support
for the Liberal Democrats, the unapologetic
party of Remain. Liberal Democrats will be
fighting to stop Brexit. Stop Brexit. Stop Brexit. If elected – a long
shot, to say the least – leader Jo Swinson says
she will halt Brexit without a second people’s vote. This, she says, would deliver
a £50bn boost to the UK economy by 2025, money which would
instead be spent on education and tackling
inequality and poverty. But the move to stop
Brexit is costing them with voters, who see
it as undemocratic. Despite this, Jo Swinson
could still be the kingmaker if the election ends
in a hung parliament, with neither Labour or the
Tories able to form a majority government. So far, she has
ruled out working with Jeremy Corbyn
or Boris Johnson, but she could change her
mind if the chance is there to secure a second
referendum or a soft Brexit. Whatever happens on the
morning of December the 13th, it’s hard to see how the
vote will get Brexit done.

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  1. My axtionparty would get an immediate divorce from eu so 100 day brexit retirement 6o plus pensions with a guarantee cost of living increase everybody earnings 20000 untaxed maximum tax 40% health assessments and help for those who need it . A network to benefit benefit recipients thus be able to help those on welfare easier. Corbyn call me if you want to win on the 12th.

  2. Tories want to just turn the UK into a tax haven, basically. Rich (as in super rich) will prosper, poor will suffer – it was ever thus under the Tories.

  3. LOL, disallowing an open-ended transition period absolutely does NOT give the EU the upper hand. The entire problem with Brexit so far has been the left-wing and Remainer groups claiming that no one voted for No Deal, and trying to take it off the table entirely. When you refuse to withdraw from negotiations, the other party has all the cards because you've admitted that you'll take anything they give you. If anything, he should be saying a majority victory for Conservatives means we leave the EU immediately, literally day after, on WTO terms.

  4. Thers always some way of wanting to stop us leaving EUROPE AND BEING RULED BY THIS UNELECTED COMMISSION OF THE GANG OF 22.. OF WHOM IDIOTS AND TEAOTORS LKKE SWINSON AND CORBYN ARE PAID BY THE FABIAN SOCIALIST BAGMAN SOROS TO DESTROY ENGLAND AND ITS CINSTITUTION HE MADE HIS BILLIONS BY HIS ATTEMPTVTO DESTROY OUR ECONOMY BY CAUSING A RUN ON THE BANK OF ENGLAND.. HES BANNED FROM 6 NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD AND WANTED FOR EXECUTION IN THE PHILIPINES FOR HIS ATTEMPTED GLOBALIST OVERTHROW OF NATIONS. SO WHY WOULD VOTE LABOUR OR IDIOTS LIKE SWINSON OR SNP WHO WANT NO ENGLISH OR SCOTISH AUTHORITY OVER OUR OWN NATIONS AND TO BR DUN BY THE GERMAN EMPIRE?.. WHY DID OUR FOREBEARS FIGHT AND WIN THOSE WARS.? JUST SO YHERE GRANDCHILDREN COULD BE FOOLED INTO GIVING AWAY THEIR SOVEREIGNTY OF SELF RULE TO A FOREIGN BODY WHO WANTS ONLY THE ENGLISH ECONOMY?

  5. Axtionparty .com has all the answers why didn't farage use his knowledge of Eu to bring the brexit to a quick conclusion so corbyn has lied the least boris lies about everything just like trump and jo supported welfare cuts with the conservatives yet says she will help the poor.my b—-.

  6. Now this is not the end. It is not even the end of the beginning.
    But it is, perhaps, the beginning of the end.

  7. The people of this
    country appose free movement above anything. That was the premise of their vote for Brexit. Britain is slowly becoming lawless just like Sweden which is overrun with talentless migrants.

  8. The nation has a clear choice between a proven compulsive liar Boris and a honest person Corbyn.

    As the saying goes woo to the nation that chooses the liar. We would only be lying to our self.

    Boris said we didn't need any more nurses/police/ teacher yet all a sudden we do.

  9. Election will not solve anything, i think there should be another referendum on Brexit but this time it should be about the styles of leaving;
    Boris' deal
    No deal

    EFTA membership
    Canadian style

  10. There are 650 seats in the House of Commons, so if Conservatives get 326 or more, they have a majority. If they win 360 seats, that would be Excellent as the balance of ALL the rest would then be just 290
    Johnson should then be able to get his Brexit Bills through the House of Commons, without all the Remainer shenanigans that have so badly damaged the reputation of the House of Commons and
    the reputation of Britain, not only in the eyes of British voters but also in the eyes of the world. 360 Conservative seats would be a wonderful Christmas Present for the whole UK. It is what is needed

  11. I disagree with the difficulties that’s Boris or anyone else (in the leave camp that is) for that matter trying to get a trade deal. As an ex regulatory affairs manager for the chemical industry the biggest obstacle is regulation compliance, that is with such things as food, animal feed, REACH for chemicals. Countries outside the EU have to comply and that has been harder in some cases, EG China. The UK is already aligned so the hardest step is not a problem. Don’t forget the EU need our trade more than we need theirs, it’s beneficial to them to get a deal not the other way around.

  12. I think Johnson positively wants no deal at the end of 2020 so as to have a clean sheet to negotiate an FTA with the US. It means the end of the UK.

  13. The referendum was virtually 50/50 Mr Johnson is hellbent on get Brexit done at a pace of a rocket ship still splitting the country in two, the Labour solution seems more considered . Our association with the EU is over forty years , the Tory's have given us 9 years of austerity then all of a sudden they offer the country the funds for public services which they have cut to the bone . A no deal Brexit is what you will get with the Tory's under under Mr Johnsons leadership

  14. Brexit Or is it breaks-hit should be stopped now I will vote Labour
    Brexit policy is nightmare from Hell!!!! For the UK
    It’s The most evil policy

  15. election … and what ? traitors and rats Conservatives will be on the bench, Red Corbyn with idiots Labour, personal math advicer Diane Abbot will be on the bench, rest of degenerates like Libs, Dems, Labs will be on the bench but Brexit Party fate – the same like UKIP for selling seats to Boris – Endless EU slavery !

  16. Will America demand free movement of labour as price of free trade?

    Supremacy of US laws over British?

    VAT paid by British consumers and sent to Washington?

    Import tariffs on all non US goods?

    UK laws made in Washington by un-elected politicians?

    Block Britain from negotiating trade deals?

    Impose US regulations and standards on 100% of UK businesses?

    A Common agricultural policy which will increase the price of food?

    A Common Fisheries policy which will allow foreign boats to fish our waters and decimate our coastal communities.

    Supremacy of foreign courts over British?….. as price of free trade?

  17. #London #Bridge Has #Fallen #Down With #LABOUR #PAIN's !!
    We know for Sure the Dirty MideSet of Jeminy Coldmen of Labour… with their Pro NaPak Diaspora ; as The Labor still Support Openly Such RadicaList NaPak Terrorists As PieceFull Citizen's & No Emergency Resolution Been Passed Against AtankStan ??

    The Labor is Trying too Create a rift by meddling InTo India's Internal Matters in J&K and by Their Divide & Rule policy by announcing ReOpening of 84's Anti Sikh Riots ??

    So If an Indian's or UK Citizens Have Voting Rights In UK need to think… You all need to put a Stop On #IslamicRadicalization & India Bashing Propaganda in UK !!

    ..Just Curious 2 Know……By The Way Are You A Labour or Conservative Supporter …?? If Any1 Vote 4'r Labor Party…. ??
    They May Go Though A #LabourPain as No Brixit…No Economy Vision & Not Too Be Indian's WellWisher !!

    Why Its So The Majority Of LoneWoolfs TerrorAttacks Are By The RadicalsMuslman Happened To Terror Across The World; As Almost All Such #TerrorRadical are having NaPak #PorStan Link's & the World Is Nor Able Too Declare it An TERRORSTAN !!

    DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE :~ World has Been #BackStabbed & #BETRAYED by TerroriStan With Thousand's Wound's & #ACTIONABLE #BOMB's need to be sent, Instead of any #DOZIER to NaPak PorkStan to Eradicate all 40K Terrorist of NaPak on ISI AtankStan PayRoll & WorldWide Forces need to Finish Its Job ??

    DESIGNATED NAPAK TERRORSTAN :~ #NaPak ISI Calling Short's Indulges in #TerroristStan Attack's, Need to #CRUSHED #TerroristStan, as an Injured Snake Is #DANGEROUS, Will #StrikeBack Again With Venom's & World Need to Prove Its Mettle, by it's Decisive All Around Action against Terrorist NaPak !!

    #WORLD #HAVE #BEEN #BLEEDING & HAS BEEN HIT BY NUMEROUS TERRORIST ATTACK OVER & OVER AGAIN, JUST BECAUSE WE HAD NOT TAKEN ANY ACTION, #IT #NOW #OR #NEVER !!….

  18. There's not a "Brexit crisis" there's a "Democratic crisis" the refusal to do as the public voted. Word it any other way and you're revealing your bias.

  19. TRUMP CLINTON , BREXIT REMAIN , CORBYN JOHNSON , LEFT RIGHT , ALL DESIGNED TO DIVIDE ,SO FACELESS CAN CONTINUE TO RULE , WTFU .

  20. Nah……johnson will get his no brexit deal with his yuge majority. Thereafter nhs is on sale and england will be screwed

  21. The EU is set-up to take power away from the people and give it to un-elected politicians……Why would anybody vote to be part of a regime over which they have Zero control?

  22. How the elite are lining their pockets from free movement of labour at the expense of native workers.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/stuart-rose-businessman-who-backed-immigration-for-cutting-wages-to-lead-campaign-to-keep-britain-in-a6688561.html

  23. Get Bexit down but he ever says that he is about to belly up the domination of the evil EU. This ma is going down as the worst traitor to Britain. But he was only put in office by the Conservative party as a short term MP to sell off Britain then the Conservatives will appear to save Britain by sacking Boris and putting Ree Mogg in as our saviour. All will be calm for four years of Conservative manipulation of the wealth of Britain into their pockets.None of the Parties are acceptable. Read the deliberate areas of their lies is more than a clue they are all the same shallow devious careerist for personal advantage. The discussions we have to listen to in British media is sicking. Briton is stitched up to Party control and not the peoples control. No one has even read the evil history of the E U so they do not have a safe foundation to even discus IN or OUT of EU. Britain is doomed. British education governed by propaganda which new students have to accept or no education pass the no jobs. To suggest to just get Brexit done is to capitulate to EU domination. A Clean break, no divorce money and the EU will come running to deal with British deals. The EU cannot afford a three day week when they have no deals with Britain. We have the trump card so why not use it? Because the Political careerist are already tied up financially personally in Europe. Britain is doomed. I and the majority of Brits have no vote. Give us a fifth vote declaring none of the above and let us count the NO VOTE and if this significant then have another election and declare all the previous candidates never ever be allowed a Public Office. Britain is doomed. History of the evil domination of theE U is explained in www.britishtommy.com. This is read by millions but these readers are the silent majority that are frightened for their careers. Again Britain is doomed.

  24. Sounds like a good reason to hold Bitcoin.

    Bitcoin reward halving closer each day, Santa Claus 🎅🏻 rally should soon be in play ⛄️ 🌲

  25. The majority will not be frustrated into REMAIN. The longer it takes for the establishment to get us out of the EU, the more people will push for exactly that. I am now extremely tired of being a member of the EU and as we have not left I will be moving from Tory to Farage, and will continue to vote Farage at every opportunity until we are out. I hope this election delivers a knockout punch or nothing will change but more deadlock.

  26. Lost interest now thankfully. Well I lost the stress of it, which is great. If we don’t leave U.K. we will survive just the same as if we leave. Self sabotage will be a continuing feature of life I think for a while. But trust in politicians is lost now,

  27. FT getting desperate in their intense campaign for a Labour government. Londoners love their migrant service industry slaves.

  28. As a country with no real natural resources to speak of, and nowadays with no way to pillage and plunder other countries for their resources as we have done in the past… we must realize that the only resource we have left is ourselves – our own people. Education – so that we compete on an international level in industry, science and technology. Healthcare – (NHS) so we can live to work. Equality and fairness… All the hallmarks of a truly civilized society… Please pull the plug on the outdated, feudalistic, Tory nightmare.

  29. You know what’s going to happen if Labor win, all big businesses will get out from Uk, lots of people will lose their jobs, most of the finances company, banks, big supermarkets will close bec of tax increase, many will get sick and stuck in hospitals because of 4 days work, many schools will close bec of the tax, and less good education, less good teachers. What’s going to happen in Uk then? If you will just think of yourself now just today, that’s your benefits, but all your children will suffer, no good education, no job, Brain is empty, just enough money to survive, then loan, loan, loan.

  30. Empires has their hay days….the Roman,The Greece before them, the Russian,even Sweden had a brief period of imperial "greatness". That was in the past….how often do we hear the Italians boost of their Roman empire? The Greece.the Swedes? They have all moved on,made progress. The odd one out is the Brit.Boosting and bragging even do their empire peaked over over hundred years ago. Just recently one of her largest oppressed,abused and exploited "colony" India took the position as the 5 largest economy…pushing the UK yet another notch downwards. The decline of the Brits is before our eyes,slowly doing her best to implode. Fascinating.

  31. "I've learned that I better get used to having to pick either between a giant douche or a turd sandwich because that's usually the choice I'll have." Stan Marsh, 2004

  32. I would hardly equate moving to the next stage of the Brexit process under Johnson's plan, another "Brexit Crisis". It's exactly what would need to happen if the UK leaves the EU; to negotiate a new trade deal.
    The frustration for Brexit Voters is that we haven't moved along in the process since 2016.
    Regardless, it's clear that in this election, the UK needs to have a government with majority power to enact whatever goals it has. Whether that's "in" or "out".

  33. Pharmaceutical snake oils.

    At last, an honest appraisal of the chemical poisons used in pharmaceutical 'snake oil' potions! See The new Scientist entitled Why the medicine you take could actually be bad for your health https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24432582-900-why-the-medicine-you-take-could-actually-be-bad-for-your-health/ in the 30th November 2019 6 page article. In summary, Potions fast-tracked approval, efficacy unproven – No better than placebo – Tested on only 20 people – Potentially deadly side effects – Not approved for an individual's condition.

    Chemical potions fast racked to market with bribes to drug safety approval authorities receiving financial incentives recently of $1.6 BILLION to the FDA! The 'chemical poison drugs' industry is regularly caught paying out huge sums to the 'health' sector to promote their unsafe potions. Many opioids are prescribed to create more drug addicts worldwide creating more mental and health problems for the health industry to cope with. Often a side effect is created by a chemical potion, requiring one or more additional 'corrective chemical potion' to be prescribed. All great business for the pharmaceutical industry. Millions have taken 'chemical drug companies to court for the failure of their products to solve a health problem or created yet more health problems or death.

    Many reports from nurses are to be found on the internet where they propose the cancellation of the use of these expensive potions which would release billions of pounds for more logical treatment and the reduction of secondary corrective treatment with yet more chemical potions. This would reduce patient footfall and enable the reduction of waiting lists and release hospital beds.

  34. New high WTO taxes r coming, Britain Johnson wont get a free trade deal with EU ! Industries r getting ready to close down and move out :))

  35. What party sold the NHS to private companies? What party went against the vote of the people in 2016 and has still not delivered what the people voted for back then? Will that party ignore the people this time? Are those people stupid enough to vote for that party again? Do those voters want to get walked over again or should you vote for another party and give them a chance? Some things to think about before you all make your mark tomorrow. Good luck getting anywhere.

  36. To everyone who want's to overturn or nullify the result of the EU referendum.
    Just think the next referendum result that's overturned, might be about something you care about or god forbid, something really important.

  37. Johnson WANTS a no deal Brexit !
    Only that will make him and his hedge fund manager, private banker, Russian oligarch mates, the bags full of swag they all dream of. Ask Crispin Odey, he has admitted as much, or even Johnson's own sister who did likewise.
    Of course he will blame the "intractable" europeans for this, but it is all by design. The sneaky, self serving, screw everyone else design of Dominic Cummings and the turncoats in the cabinet, to be exact.

  38. If you want to know what Dominic Cummings, Tory propaganda guru, thinks of the Tory Party watch this very short video clip:

    https://skwawkbox.org/2019/07/30/video-boris-johnsons-chief-adviser-admits-tories-dont-care-about-the-poor-or-nhs/

    He says that it is true that Tories DO NOT care about the NHS, or the mass of people like us.

  39. Vote Labour and we will return to the 70s …. another Winter of discontent when the Unions created havoc for ordinary working families and Britain had to crawl cap in hand to the IMF for a bale-out.

  40. It was always going to take time, that’s no big surprise. Best to not waste 3.5 years trying to overturn the vote !!

  41. Rachel White is just being racist here in the comment section… anybody want her to just shut up and stop contributing to the rise in hate speech in the UK?

  42. The tories having a great majority does not mean Brexit will be done. No need to get over excited. Brexit crisis will still go on as long as no decent trade deal has been confirmed. If they decide to leave with no deal and things will get blown they are the ones who will bear the consequences. Remainers are out of it. They will just be watching how/if the tories will deliver. The pressure will be on the tories.

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