Jon Danzig examines the idea that ‘no deal’ Brexit was only ever intended to be a threat, so that we’d be happy with whatever deal was agreed. It’s an old trick. Tell the people the worst-case-scenario looks probable, then sense the relief when it’s avoided – with something that’s also terrible, but not so terrible, so people don’t mind so much.
Author: Jon Danzig
Jon is an award winning medical and investigative journalist, formerly at the BBC. He specialises in health, human rights and the European Union - exposing mistruths about migrants, refugees, human rights, the EU ... and now, coronavirus.
Compare the European parliament with the UK parliament. The EU parliament has 705 members, all directly elected by the citizens of 27 European countries. The UK parliament, however, has two chambers – one with 650 elected members, and the other now with 837 unelected members.
For me, journalism has always been about changing things. I didn’t just want to report on what’s happening; I wanted to challenge it.
Commentary by Jon Danzig
By making such a chancy crossing the only way to seek asylum here, the prime minister and home secretary are complicit in aiding and abetting odious gangsters who are making millions out of desolate people.
Did the prime minister mislead both the EU and the British people?