UPDATE: Boris got Brexit done so I won’t be updating this page.
This page charts the life history of the political slogan ‘get Brexit done’. More recent comments are on top.
17th December 2019
Boris Johnson, back in the House of Commons, is playing up his new expression ‘Get Brexit done’. He clearly sees this as a slogan for the Conservative party for the next few months.
Boris Johnson, House of Commons, 17th December 2019 BJ: and then this new democratic parliament this people’s parliament is going to do something Mr Speaker Mr Speaker I wonder if you can guess what it is that this parliament is going to do what is it going to do Mr Speaker not paying attention Mr Speaker I wonder if you can guess what this parliament is going to do once we put the withdrawal agreement back ► we’re going to [get Brexit done Chamber: [get Brexit done BJ: Mr Speaker I think even your parrot Mr Speaker would have been able to cite that one by now and we are going to be able to get on with delivering on the priorities of the British people
But what does ‘Get Brexit done’ actually mean? Theresa May had a similar vacuous statement in 2016 ‘Brexit means Brexit’ but this was eventually ditched when she realised that she couldn’t get Brexit done. We will see in the coming weeks and months whether Johnson is more successful.