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How long do you think it will take to ‘ Get Brexit Done’?

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Daddima Tue 10-Dec-19 20:02:19

That slogan is the front runner in my ‘ Boris Bingo’. ( Others are ‘ robust economy’, ‘ investing £xbillion in NHS/ schools/policing’, ‘ 50,000 nurses’, ‘ Labour Party/ Jeremy Corbyn’)
Could I ask anyone who wants him to deliver Brexit ( of which I am not one) how long it will take to ‘ get it done’?
I think there will be many months , or maybe years, until it’s sorted, but I feel he’s giving the impression we’ll actually have left very soon.

( Oh I forgot about ‘ turning the country round’)

jura2 Tue 10-Dec-19 20:07:01

So we lose EU markets and the support of our best friends and neigbours- Trump is being impeached- and even if he survives, we will be at his beck and call and have to give up all our standards, begging for a Deal- and he is undermining the WTO so it won't be able to function ...

it will take a VERY long time is the only possible answer.
AS for hospitals, schools, housing, social services, police and fire service, etc- and all those promises - with the above in mind, where is the funding coming from?

varian Tue 10-Dec-19 20:09:24

If we could get a LibDem majority governent (which seems unlikely) brexit would be done with the day after the election.

If there is a minority government as a result of a hung parliament, then I think there would be a second referendum some time next year.

If we voted remain, it would be done and finished but if we voted leave again we would be back into this realm of uncertainty.

If the Tories were to get a majority, the brexit hell would continue for at least ten years,.

NotTooOld Tue 10-Dec-19 22:36:18

On Sky this evening they showed a chart showing it would take up to ten years to sort out trade agreements.

jura2 Tue 10-Dec-19 22:53:08

Trade Agreements are just one aspect of this debâcle.

jura2 Tue 10-Dec-19 22:55:27

The USA won't allow Trump to do anything as he is being impeached - and the Democrats will not allow anything that will put a border between NI and UK or anything that puts the Good Friday agreement in jeopardy.

lemongrove Tue 10-Dec-19 23:20:49

Oh a couple of months should do it 😃

Actually it doesn’t matter how long it takes, it takes as long as it needs to.Did anyone think ( really!) that complicated deals and negotiations would be done quickly?
The main thing is that we do formally exit at the end of Jan.

growstuff Wed 11-Dec-19 00:03:14

Why do we need to exit at the end of January?

MiniMoon Wed 11-Dec-19 00:16:53

throws hand up in despair

EllanVannin Wed 11-Dec-19 06:46:58

12th of Never.

tanith Wed 11-Dec-19 07:28:22

Never .

lavenderzen Wed 11-Dec-19 07:29:35


Whitewavemark2 Wed 11-Dec-19 08:35:16

Andrew Adonis
The appeals court of the WTO has just closed down because Trump won’t agree to appoint new judges

This is the WTO the Brexiters say will guarantee free trade for us outside the EU

yggdrasil Wed 11-Dec-19 09:00:37

Why do we need to exit at the end of January?

Because Boris says so. And he is always right and truthful, yes?

jura2 Wed 11-Dec-19 09:52:58

So no WTO, and no Trump ... hmmm that will take a very loooooooong time and massive decline.

Davidhs Wed 11-Dec-19 12:22:26

We have a deal with the EU, it means all things to all men but it is not a cliff edge, part of that is a transition period when not much will change. Trade negotiations can start, then by agreement new rules will come into force, it will probably take 5yrs to complete the changeover. Tariffs will be imposed where initial agreement is not possible, remember the phrase “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”

Some sectors will default to WTO rules, but don’t expect much help there because the US is strangling them to the point where they can’t really operate.

jura2 Wed 11-Dec-19 12:29:52

Do you believe Johnson and the Tories will go with the Deal? I am afraid I do not, and we would end up with No Deal- which is what the ERG, Trump, Putin and all have wanted from the very start- and have engineered to get, in the end.

Davidhs Wed 11-Dec-19 13:03:40

The deal really is so flexible that every sector and commodity can be traded against another and tariffs imposed by each side.
Quite possibly there will be tit for tat tariffs, the EU are not going to allow anything that puts them at a disadvantage.

HootyMcOwlface Wed 11-Dec-19 13:10:46

Leaving or “Getting Brexit done” (if I hear that one more time I shall scream!) is just the beginning. Formalities and trade negotiations will drag on for years and years and years. It’ll probably still be ongoing when we (on here) are all dead and buried.

Labaik Wed 11-Dec-19 13:37:02

'Did anyone think ( really!) that complicated deals and negotiations would be done quickly?'..well yes, they did because the leave campaign said it would be easy....

varian Wed 11-Dec-19 19:18:40

Jacob Rees Mogg told us it would take fifty years. No wonder he's been told to hide and shut up during the election campaign - Tories are not supposed to tell the truth.

Blinko Wed 11-Dec-19 19:30:58

Ten years...twelve years...fifty years. Who knows? 'Get Brexit Done' is a truly meaningless slogan.