Well, the EU could stall, but first they have to wait for the UK to even show up. At this point the British PM is still exploring every alternative that does not involve any actual decision making or interacting with the EU in a manner that might be confused with that of an adult. As long as PM Johnson is busy poisoning the well there is not much point in doing the same. Threatening to violate international law, even if only in a strict technical sense, while openly recognizing that is what one is doing is a bit of a show stopper.That's simply wrong, we could stall on purpose and have them negotiate with us in a much weakened position after several month of "No Deal" Brexit... Yeah we would loose a bit too but it would cost us much less in the long term as Britain would be much more ready to accept whatever we want of them after throwing themselves against a wall in their tantrum. I guess by continuing to hold out the helping hand to the raging British Trump-Wannabe no matter how uncooperative he becomes the EU tries to gain the moral high ground.
Johnson loves himself so much that he cannot and will not rob the people of the United Kingdom of the pleasure being ruled by him.Then that's over with, at the end of the year, and he can start thinking about announcing he's done what he set out to, and step down to leave Rishi Sunak or Michael Gove or someone to pick up the pieces -- notoriously he wanted to become Prime Minister, and he wants to have been the PM, but he clearly doesn't enjoy the job while he has it, and he's no good at it, and he's been ill and he's got yet another new family demanding his attention, so why not?
I'm sorry, but if you think Johnson cares about the pleasure of the people of the UK, you sadly mistaken -- he cares only about himself, and his own comfort and convenience, and, while he certainly enjoys the power and privileges that go with the job, he clearly doesn't like doing the actual work, and he's becoming increasingly ill-tempered as his and his government's failures and shortcomings are proving more and more obvious by the week.Johnson loves himself so much that he cannot and will not rob the people of the United Kingdom of the pleasure being ruled by him.
We see a lot more of him than probably you do, and many people have commented on how he's clearly not enjoying the job. He's notoriously lazy, and he likes to be liked, which doesn't make him a good fit for a role that's very demanding and involves talking tough and unpopular decisions.No, I don't think that Johnson cares about the people of the UK. I do think though that he enjoys being their PM because he can be quite self absorbed, and wants to stay that for a while.
It's got to get through the Lords, too, remember, and since the Withdrawal Agreement was signed by Boris Johnson and formed part of the Conservatives' manifesto last December, the "Salisbury Convention" (that the unelected Upper Chamber doesn't block the Government's manifesto commitments) doesn't apply. We'll see soon enough, but if there's a large enough rebellion against it in the Commons it may not make it to the Lords, but if it does, it's going to be difficult to get it through unscathed.Well Johnson has a majority of 40 MPs in the HoC and the Tories don't depend on another party this time like it was while May ruled, so he can afford to loose quite some before getting into serious trouble.
When the Queen’s minister gives his word, on her behalf, it should be axiomatic that he will keep it