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Readers’ comments: Shake hands with the USA, and fast


In response to Tim Bradshaw: Why won’t Johnson use his power to set us free?

Aberrant_Apostrophe wrote:

Someone needs to remind the EU of Article 8 of their own Lisbon Treaty:

‘The Union shall develop a special relationship with neighbouring countries, aiming to establish an area of prosperity and good neighbourliness founded on the values of the Union and characterised by close and peaceful relations based on co-operation.’

captainslugwash wrote:

My 11-year-old asked this morning if we had left. To which I replied ‘maybe’.

‘But if everything is signed, why don’t we just leave?’

She gets it, Mr Johnson.

James Chilton wrote:

As Peter Hitchens observed, the ‘Brexit’ that Johnson says has been well nigh accomplished was arranged not for the good of the country but to save the neck of the Tory party.

ibnezraster wrote:

We should be NOW having initial trade talks with the USA. Why not? The EU postponed the start of talks for a month: they are in bad faith. Nothing is happening officially for a month. Boris has to shake hands with the USA fast.

No HS2…No EU wrote:

A very damning examination of what has occurred so far and grim reading. But if you keep all the wrong people, like Sedwill and Frost, what do you expect?

We really should have had a coalition government of Brexit/Tory, as it stands Boris has free rein to sell us out . . . he is also flat broke and the EU knows it.

Thiduj wrote:

I have re-watched Boris’s speech of 20.00 on 31 Jan. It seems to me to be so carefully constructed as if he is walking on egg-shells – very anxious not to offend any scion of Westminister/Whitehall – just in order to get the UK past the eleventh hour, etc, etc. The slight references to Churchillian speeches were almost elided. So far, so good. I will keep the faith in our PM. But I will keep my powder dry just in case he fails to hold to the democratic line of leaving the EU in order to preserve our Sovereignty under Her Majesty, Elizabeth II.

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