Boris Johnson, the writer, the journalist and who turned politician. The now Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom in the Conservative-Democratic Unionist Party (Tories-DUP) Government. Clearly, he has his own marbles and his own vision. As it sparkles on the night sky like stars. He thinks it shines and is the reason for light hitting mother earth, not that the light is the reflection and sun-light shining on the stars and moons to reflect back on mother earth. It is the same way I feel while reading the The Daily Telegraph, the article he written in prospects of gaining support for his vision.
Boris Johnson or from now on Bojo, has his own vision, certainly not one of a kind. This article could have been written by any maverick inside the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). The only thing making it difference isn’t the nationalist stance, but more on the economic foundation and self belief, that the EU negotiations will benefit the UK. He has to believe it, since his career needs it. Bojo are clearly trying to sell a story and tries to deflect. Even with lies and submission of “we will fix it in the end, please trust us”.
Bojo words speaks best for themselves, but if Europeans had any hope of a deep insights to the negotiations or understanding of the Tories policy considering Brexit. There is no insights that we didn’t know. Because the UK thinks they can walk-away without any hurt or damage. That the future will be better and without any deep consequence, therefore, another world of alternative reality. Nearly like a Tories fan-fiction. Fixated in the ideals of leaving, breathing and winning, without any actions and any consequences.
“If we had been asked to design the EU ourselves with a blank sheet of paper we would have nothing like the body that exists today. We tried so often to frustrate it. I was there at the Antibes ecofin when British officials made a gallant attempt to strangle the euro at birth with a project called the hard ecu. I was there when they ambushed Margaret Thatcher at the Rome summit with conclusions that the British thought had been explicitly rejected. I remember how we kept trying to stop this or that – we rejected the very notion of political union; we tried to stop the expansion of majority voting. And I remember the mantra of EU officials – Britain objects, Britain protests – but in the end she always signs up” (Johnson, 2017).
“We are not going to dismantle the corpus of EU law on exit. On the contrary the objective of the repeal bill is to incorporate it. Our systems of standards will remain absolutely flush with the rest of the EU. We would not expect to pay for access to their markets any more than they would expect to pay for access to ours. And yes – once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly 350m per week. It would be a fine thing as many of us have pointed out if a lot of that money went on the NHS, provided we use that cash injection to modernise and make the most of new technology” (Johnson, 2017).
“If we organise, if we plan, if we build the homes and the infrastructure we need, if we give our young people the skills and the confidence that they could so easily acquire – then we can also ensure that this country is not just the place where everyone wants to come and live – but the place with the highest standard of living, with the per capita GDP, the productivity and the quality of life that we deserve. That means insisting on a culture that is pro-business and pro-enterprise, but one that is so dynamic that fat cats can no longer sit unpunished in their jobs when they let everyone down” (Johnson, 2017).
It is like he expected the EU only to benefit the UK. Not like it was a genuine partnership between all Member States. Some laws and regulations are made to fit more the Netherlands, other fixed for Spain. This is how agreements are being built. Just like UK has gotten specialized grants for agriculture, roads and other projects in Wales. Not because the Polish or Germans wants to pay directly for the development of Cardiff or Swansea, but they do, as a part of the EU. It’s like the whole article tried to forget that part and forget the lost funding of Universities and Colleges by EU grants and funds. But, hey the UK don’t need that.
Than he had to reveal a lie, a fixed number to sound brash, a loud and high voiced 350 million pounds a week. Not like the sums that it cost for trading, being a member and also single market opportunity has its advantages, that is why the Tories are positive for staying it and not wanting to leave that part of the union. As part of the free-trade paradigm. Because the British knows they need to trade with the EU and their Financial Institutions are benefiting from it. That he has to use an artificial high number to say, we get wealthy if we leave and can spend it on the sick. Is just playing pitiful politics with businesses and livelihood. Not that he has a single solution or program to fix the ceasing of dozens bilateral agreements. That is something David Davis and other knuckleheads can fix.
So as the months are going, he suddenly says actually “If we plan….” like they shouldn’t have had a plan before the vote or withdrawal, before the announcement and letter delivered to the European Union. It shows the disregard of the public and the businesses. That the Tories had no plan, David Cameron, never wanted to leave and therefore fled the post as Prime Minister. So the Tories-DUP, initially has to plan, since the haven’t done that already. Their own Foreign Minister is stating that on the 16th September 2017, that if they plan… If they plan.
Just consider that for a moment and think of the time since the letter was sent to European Commission, even further back to the Brexit Election. Clearly, if they plan, they might not get to hurt or to bad of a deal with the EU. Not like it is giving the public hope of their negotiations tactics or framework. Since they still at the planning stage. Peace.
Boris Johnson – ‘How Brexit Britain will triumph’ (16.09.2017) – Facebook Article/Daily Telegraph