Bill Emmott, (2019), “Hard Brexit Truths”, Project Syndicate, 3 January
An honest Brexiteer should therefore admit that leaving the EU on their terms may well lead to the dissolution of the UK. Irish reunification would almost certainly make another independence referendum in Scotland irresistible, though it is impossible to know which way it would go.
Last June, when asked about business leaders’ fears over Brexit, Johnson infamously declared, “Fuck business.” If he were honest, he would apply the same crude dismissiveness to Northern Ireland and Scotland. At least then it would be clear where the Brexiteers actually stand.
- Silvia Merler, (2018), «The Brexit withdrawal agreement», Bruegel, 19 November
- Charlie Cooper, (2018), «10 things you need to know about the Brexit deal», politico.eu, 15 November