12/13/2019

Opportunities and perils after the 2019 British election

"There are several significant opportunities that now present themselves to Boris Johnson.

The first and most obvious is, since Brexit will now occur, he must secure political freedom. On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom will leave the institutions of the European Union. This is a major realignment, and we pray that the United Kingdom will, with the U.S., be at the forefront of a reshaped global political stage of nation-states that relate to each other as independent nations rather than simply as members of unelected, unaccountable blocs – or, one might say, empires. This election is a real step forward for political liberty and independence.

The second opportunity is for economic freedom. One of the most important differences between the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration negotiated by Boris Johnson and that concluded by Theresa May was that May’s aimed at “political and economic alignment” with the objective of striking a free trade agreement. This is more than a nuance. This means that we now have the opportunity to negotiate a true free trade agreement with the European Union, as well as with the U.S. and other countries around the world, while striking down burdensome regulations at home. This is a perfect example of how political and economic liberty work together."