Brexit endgame: Boris Johnson gains control

The Brexit endgame is in sight.

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The Prime Minister is still gunning for a no-deal Brexit.

Despite being ordered by law to beg for an extension to Article 50, Johnson is hoping that the EU will not grant it.

Besides, Boris has said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than seek a Brexit delay.

European Communities Act 1972

On the 18th August 2019, Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay signed legislation to repeal the European Communities Act 1972.

The failure of Theresa May’s plan was that the Act would have only been repealed upon the completion of a transition period.

The Prime Minister and his team have resolved to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 so that on1st November 2019 under UK law we are no longer in the EU.

Boris Johnson has told the EU that he’s going to create many problems for them if they extend Article 50.

Various commentators and experts believe that the repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act can only happen on Brexit day.

Furthermore, that Brexit day cannot happen if MPs revoke Article 50.

But the Prime Minister has to deliver such revocation, and it’s beyond doubt that he would resign rather than send that letter.

Boris Johnson is now cornered, and so he has no option but to go for a no-deal Brexit.

He could get a deal that exceeds his wildest dreams. However, he doesn’t have the numbers to get it through Parliament, and Labour has no political interest in letting him.

There is no use in Boris doing a deal with the Brexit party.

If Boris got a deal from the EU, the Brexit party wouldn’t jump into bed with him.

However, the Brexit party threat would disappear if he manages to deliver a no-deal Brexit.

Rumours abound in Germany that it’s technically a no-deal Brexit, with a patchwork of many hastily agreed small agreements to mitigate any damage.

Brexit endgame: Corbyn checkmated

Corbyn has realised that he is powerless to stop Boris from delivering Brexit.

There isn’t enough time to hold an election before 31st October 2019. Anyway, Corbyn is scared of a general election.

Taking control of the order paper and revoking Article 50 isn’t an option because Corbyn would lose too much support from a broad spectrum of Labour voters.

In any case, Boris would sooner resign as Prime Minister than revoke Article 50.

MPs voting for another referendum won’t help, because that wouldn’t stop the timebomb of the revocation of the 1972 Act.

Besides, it’s not a given that the European Union will give an extension.

If the government loses a no-confidence vote, then a national unity government may need to be formed.

The Lib Dems stated they don’t want Corbyn to lead that national unity government as that wouldn’t serve their interests.

A Corbyn-led government would give him the chance to play the grown-up statesman.

If Corbyn succeeded in stopping Brexit, then it would decimate the newfound support for the Lib Dems.

Boris needs to keep his nerve, and he’ll then emerge as the toast of celebration of both Leavers and pro-democracy Remainers who just want Brexit done!

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