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Johnson’s Deal

Boris Johnson’s “Withdrawal Agreement” is a pig of a deal that makes Northern Ireland an EU colony. Meanwhile, his “Political Declaration” sketching out the future will make us poorer and less powerful. The PM has also boxed himself into such a tight timetable that we’ll either get a crap deal or crash out next Christmas. He hasn’t even got Brexit done. Here we strip the lipstick off his pig.

Analysis

7 horrors in Withdrawal Agreement Bill

by Nick Kent and Hugo Dixon | 22.10.2019

Last night the PM published 115 pages of turgid text he wants MPs to agree in 3 days. We’ve waded through as much of it as we can.

Analysis

The backstop has become a frontstop

by Nick Kent | 17.10.2019

PM has broken promise not to separate NI from the UK and signed a deal that means it will be subject to EU laws over which it has no say.