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His attitude would be, "what ya gonna do about it?". And he has a point. Treaties only work if there is goodwill to adhere to the terms of the treaty and Boris is signalling loud and clear that he is not a trustworthy partner.
which, franky, hardly comes as a shock, but is just another example of him believing that Britannia can waive the rules.
keep to the Fen Causeway
If he dishonours the terms at some stage in the future, it is easy to see "what the EU is going to do about it". Slap punitive tariffs on UK export goods and services until such time as Boris (or his successor) complies with every small print line in the agreement.
It is one thing Trump tearing up agreements with (say) Iran, because Iran has limited options to bring the USA to heal. Not so with the EU and the UK - as Boris (or his successor) is bound to find out.
But Boris is bluffing and blustering as usual. He will comply in the end as he always does. But in the mean time he has got the rubes thinking he is on their side. Anything to win the election and stay in office. Meanwhile the real power of that office decays all the time.
Literally no one in the EU is taking him seriously. How many EU PM's have visited 10 Downing St. since he became PM? Any?
Index of Frank's Diaries
The most amazing aspect of the Brexit debacle has been the unity of purpose and competence in execution of the EU side of the negotiations. Brexiteers could be forgiven for having expected a much more divided and weakened EU negotiating stance. Ironically, that unity may well break down when it comes to negotiating a future relationship between the UK and EU with the result that little or no agreement many be possible - a basic, bog standard FTA at best.
Brexit may well turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the EU...
Index of Frank's Diaries
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