School of Politics and International Relations

Has Boris Johnson found a way to break the Brexit impasse?

22 August 2019

Professor Tim Bale was interviewed by talkRADIO about Boris Johnson’s recent meetings with the leaders of Germany and France. Professor Bale said: “In some ways this is a bit of political theatre on the part of everybody involved. This isn’t necessarily about groping towards the reality of a deal. This is more about who will get the blame if there is no deal. I think what Boris Johnson may have hoped is that he would get a frosty reception from both leaders and therefore be able to say he tried. They really bashed the ball into his court […] I think it makes it rather more difficult for him.”
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