Posted: Jun 12, 2019 10:10 pm
by Matt_B
Johnson is rather elusive when it comes to stating his opinions on these issues, but from previous speeches he's known to favour a technical solution to the GFA in which good shipments are processed electronically with no border paperwork or inspections required. There's considerable doubt over whether such a solution is feasible, with the lack of anything similar to point to elsewhere in the world, but it sounds rather better to the Brexit faithful than the UK remaining in the customs union.

As for what kind of deal he wants, he's kept his cards very close to his chest on that and I doubt his plans involve revealing much of them before the contest is over. Again, the majority of the party faithful just want Brexit over and done with and to avoid the split on the right. Without anyone else having what passes for a good plan, just not to be seen to have a bad one is quite possibly going to be enough for him.

I don't think he's Trump-level stupid either. Rather he cultivates an air of buffoonery as a means of deflecting criticism. Given his being the front runner despite a track record of lies and broken promises, I'd think that it's working quite well for him.