So the Australia type deal that Britain will flourish under, according to Johnson, is a trade deal that, in fact, Australia is trying to actually improve in the already existing trade talks with the EU, where both sides have agreed that:
The discussions confirmed a shared commitment to rules-based trade as well as to helping both economies recover from the global pandemic.
So at least Johnson is in favour of rules based trade – or, more probably, has actually no real idea what Australia is doing….
The trouble is he may be deluded into thinking that his rules for 67million or so people of the UK are equal to the 400million or so of the EU…
I fear the future is not looking rosey when even Jim O’Neil has long been of the opinion that the hedge funds and disaster capitalists see No Deal as a heaven sent opportunity for money making.
This is also, in effect, Rees Mogg’ father’s preferred system.
It looks very much as though we have been had by the rich – and how.
I regret that never has Nye Bevan’s view that the whole art of Conservative politics is “How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power” been more amply demonstrated.
Indeed, I begin to fear that Johnson is so much of a stooge that he will not make the final decision on No Deal but it will be Cummings and his Tufton Street allies that will.
Johnson will be looked after.
The rest of us – decidedly not.