Here we go again! From the New York Times:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliff-edge at the end of 2020 to demand the European Union gives him a comprehensive free trade deal in less than 11 months.
In his boldest move since winning a majority in Thursday’s election, Johnson will use his control of parliament to outlaw any extension of the Brexit transition period beyond 2020.
Sterling dropped as much as 0.7% to $1.3236 in Asia after ITV first reported the move.
Another year of UK bluff and bluster, of bashing Johnny Foreigner? I’m sure the Brexit-weary voters of Britain will appreciate that. Meanwhile, the Democratic Unionist Party might be less than pleased with this description of life in Puritanical England from an upcoming BBC television documentary:
“It was a bit like being ruled by a cross between the Taliban and the DUP,” says contributor Leanda de Lisle.