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Game Over?

The elections in the United Kingdom will decide everything – or again nothing at all

 

A majority for Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not certain, but very likely. The forecasts for the Liberal Democrats are disappointing. All the signs are in favour of Brexit.

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Why Brexit Will Not Happen and How the EP Might Help

As seen on The Parliament Magazine 19th October

 

As the results of the UK’s 2016 referendum came in, my strong sense was – and remains – that Brexit will not happen. To confirm such a sentiment in a week in which Boris Johnson may triumph at the European Council might appear to invite ridicule. Yet the fundamentals remain unchanged.

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Politics Without Emergency Lane

Boris Johnson fights for his Brexit

 

In Brussels, the EU Commission and the British government are struggling to reach an agreement. They want to prevent or at least not be responsible for an uncontrolled withdrawal of the United Kingdom on 31st October. In London, the opposition is wrestling with itself for a second referendum.

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Boris Johnson on a Tour of Escapades

The new British prime minister presents his contradictions in Berlin and Paris

Boris Johnson at the G7 summit – Twitter: Boris Johnson, 26.08.19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tours Europe as the political Harry Houdini, the legendary escape artist. Observers on both sides of the English Channel are eager to see how he wants to free himself from the contradictions he himself has formulated. His stops are Berlin, Paris and Biarritz.

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Course No Deal – Who Makes a Last-Minute Manoeuver?

 

Under Boris Johnson, the British ship is heading in the direction of a “No Deal”. It is questionable who will be able to reach into the rudder spokes. The European Union’s hands are tied, unless it bends and accepts excessive demands. All hopes lay therefore with the House of Commons.

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New Protagonists in the Brexit Drama

What does Boris Johnson Change?

A new protagonist will be elected during the break in the Brexit drama: The likely to be next Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading for confrontation with the European Union, the British Parliament and his own party.