Friday, August 30, 2019
His move has significantly raised the political and constitutional stakes in the battle to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
- If Ireland proposed a time-limited backstop to avert a no-deal crisis, Brussels might accept it.
- Johnson wants to create the impression of progress in talks on the backstop, to deter rebel Conservatives from siding with the opposition.
- Prorogation will galvanise the opposition parties into a tighter relationship.