143: O, BUFFER WHERE ART THOU? Johnson’s border plans – plus WTO trade fun
It’s not a deal if only one person wants it. This week, the Government breaks its promise on no customs checks in the island of Ireland with an offer the EU can’t excuse. Is Johnson throwing Ireland under the Boris Bus (again) and why does the government’s creation of narrative take precedence over actually solving the border issue?
Plus: Priti Patel decides that Britain is not a country but a Russell Group university. Civil unrest updates: why you can’t use the threat of people rioting to get what THEY want just get what YOU want. What really makes Dominic Cummings tick? And special guest Chris Southworth of the International Chamber of Commerce gives us the latest on those amazing WTO terms that the Brexiters think will save our antibiotics-laced bacon.
Spoiler: “You don’t have to change tariff environment very much at all to make the UK unviable.”
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