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Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal Is No More Likely To Pass Than Theresa May's

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17.10.2019

The news of the day is that a Brexit deal has been done between the UK and the EU – and it’s being heralded as progress. A great achievement by Boris Johnson and the bloc alike. A huge step forward.

But is it really a step forward if, in the year since Theresa May’s deal was negotiated, we have taken about a hundred steps back?

Now, just less than a year later, we are in almost exactly the same position as when May agreed a deal with the EU on 14 November 2018. And this time, we only have two weeks to go until we leave.

We’ve seen Johnson lose commons vote after commons vote, lose a Supreme Court Battle, and cause chaos in parliament and the Conservative party since his election.

What we shouldn’t forget is that May’s agreed deal only marked the start of her real problems, with her even facing a no confidence vote from some particularly disgruntled MPs in December. It seems naive to assume that, just because he’s had his fair share of problems so far, this deal will mean the end of Johnson’s.

Not only is there only two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, Johnson does not even have the luxury that couldn’t save his predecessor – a majority in parliament. In fact, he has a majority of minus 43. He’s further weakened by the increasing support for a confirmatory........

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