1. That under “no circumstances” would Brexit bring “checks at or near the border in Northern Ireland” and he would “respect the Good Friday Agreement”
Many times in 2019 while trying to get his deal through, did Johnson promise that there would be no hard border in Ireland.
In his conference speech, he put it in no uncertain terms.
“We will under no circumstances have checks at or near the border in Northern Ireland,” he said.
“We will respect the peace process and the Good Friday agreement”.
Unfortunately, like many Boris promises, that now looks like it’s out the window.
If there is a no-deal Brexit – which is currently looking more and more likely – the EU has said a hard border in Ireland will happen.
Meanwhile, the latest Brexit-related legislation to be making its way through Parliament, the Internal Market Bill, threatens the Good Friday Agreement to the degree that US Democrats have warned last month that there will be no trade deal with the US if it’s passed.
Good going Boris.
2. That he would “get Brexit done”
Doesn’t matter how glaring the actual problems are facing the country - a malfunctioning testing system during a gl… https://t.co/KXh3XhSYb6
Data has revealed that the country has split into “three broad but distinct groups” with “different levels of fear about Covid-19 [...] and levels of trust in the government”.
“We went into the lockdown incredibly unified, with nine in 10 of the public supporting the measures,” said Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London of the study.
“But we’re becoming much more divided on the way out. In particular, our views are now aligning much more clearly with our underlying political identities”.
Can’t wait to see what promises he’ll be breaking this time next year.