Letter to the Editor: Does Britain really think it will be better under Boris?

Letter to the Editor: Does Britain really think it will be better under Boris?

So Boris Johnson reckons he will conduct better negotiations with the UK’s nearest large trading bloc, having left this bloc, minus a withdrawal agreement. Go ahead Boris, that’s your play, not ours.

One person likened him to a mendacious chancer — a prime minister of the United Kingdom— another allegedly an appointee that is associated with Brexit engineering and allegedly another who would have us believe Republicans are perverts.

And then the gathering of the far, hard right.

These would lead England, Britain, the United Kingdom away from the European Union that has enabled and assured peace in the EEC/EU over seven decades and over two decades has acted to help guarantee peace on the island of Ireland. Do these rightists not see the destruction in Syria and Iran? Don’t they recall damage done in the North?

The withdrawal agreement with backstop was negotiated with regard to the concerns of the United Kingdom, to enable a peaceful EU membership withdrawal of the UK, keeping open the north-south border on the island of Ireland, whilst preserving the single market of the European Union, whilst opening a clear, smooth path to future relations negotiations between the UK and EU. This agreement, painstakingly negotiated, was done between EU members — but Boris says No.

So, Boris Johnson tells all he will lead the crash-out of the United Kingdom from the European Union on October, 31, 2019, and has prorogued Westminster for five (not the more common three) weeks in Autumn, to help prevent crash-out getting blocked by parliament. What else would await in a Boris-led UK?

As our EU states know and Johnson may want to consider, on November 1, 2019, Boris Johnson is set to be PM of a third country, a non-member of the European United, asking for trading deals —minus a withdrawal agreement, really Boris?

- Tom Ryan,Doon,Co Limerick

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