Watching Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions, not only demonstrates his loathing of being questioned, it also triggers his nervous auto blustering mode trying to mask evidence of his misdemeanours.
Outright denial being a tactic he readily deploys, the effectiveness of this, at least from his perspective, is in part dependent upon the level of evidence to the contrary. And relies totally on colleagues in the Commons having an appetite to share in his delusion.
So, the undeniable reality of the M20 being transformed into a lorry park in January as a consequence of a no deal Brexit does give all who hope for a deal cause for slight optimism.
The hope is not that the aforementioned lorry park comes into being, but that the all too stark evidence of it would be a deterrent to the Prime Minister in that he could not deny its manifestation, or his lack of negotiating skills causing it.
A no deal Brexit would stifle any potential respite from Covid-19 that the vaccine approved yesterday could bring to hospitality. Like many sectors of the UK economy, the supply chains into and from UK hospitality businesses are interwoven with similar businesses in the EU. Most importantly in fresh produce, dairy, poultry and meats. Delays in the supply chain would cause major problems and further economic woes.
The countless deadlines that have been missed to date suggest that the Prime Minister’s disdain for details, or inability to join the dots when it comes to them will preside. But his inability to stomach questioning or acceptance of being at fault may yet win the day.
Even Boris couldn’t deny the appearance of a lorry park in Kent as a signal of his emotional intransigence. And it could become an all too permanent fixture to return to every week in Prime Minister’s Questions for him to bear.
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