Boris Johnson has a blank cheque to 'Get Brexit Done', what is he likely to do with it?
With a majority of 80 there is no question that the Government will pass its Withdrawal Agreement Bill - Dods Monitoring's Laura Hutchinson explains what might happen next.
Following three years of uncertainty and paralysis, the electorate has now delivered a majority Government who have committed to getting ‘Brexit Done’.
Boris Johnson now has a mandate – a blank cheque – for exiting the European Union on the 31st January 2020 on the terms of his Withdrawal Agreement. However, as difficult as the last few years have seemed, this is only the first, and arguably the easiest, step in this process of unstitching the UK from the EU.
With a majority of 80 there is no question that the Government will pass its Withdrawal Agreement Bill by the 31st January. After three exit extensions, the UK will be leaving the EU in 2020 and entering into a transition phase. This will be where the real work starts. In 11 months, the UK intends to negotiate an ambitious, dynamic Free Trade Agreement with the EU – a body which currently accounts for 50 percent of the UK’s trade. Whatever the outcome on 31st December 2020, the UK economy will fundamentally change. 2020 will be a year in which our trading relationships and international standing will shift – and there will be almost no opportunity for Parliament or the electorate to steer the process.
The electorate have given Boris Johnson a blank cheque to decide one of the most important decisions the UK has every faced, so what is he likely to do with it?...Read the full briefing by Dods Monitoring HERE.
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