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Brexit and the bogeyman

So, here we are, still. No further forward and time running out. Boris has met Merkel and that French president bloke, Macron (a very tasty name, like a macaroon). Boris went firmly stating that they (THEY) 'drop the backstop', to which they deftly replied: "you come up with a solution to the problem and we will drop the backstop!" Boris accepted the challenge to do so in 30 days. It sounds almost biblical. In 30 days he shall make heaven on earth! 



What this demonstrates is that Boris doesn't have a solution to the backstop problem, any more than did Mrs May. If he had such a solution he would have presented it.

He also acknowledges that there is a problem. The backstop wasn't invented to spite us. It was invented (if that is the right term) because of the Good Friday agreement and the peace process. Most of us think peace in Northern Ireland is important and the kind of Brexit we have is important. This is why we need a deal. This is why Boris is trying to get one...or not as the case may be. Will he, won't he? Let's call the whole thing off!

Some cynics believe he is simply trying to pass the blame for no-deal to the EU. "It was all his fault, Miss. He punched me first!" That kind of tactic. This is the EU as a bogeyman story.

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