Johnson's victory in the recent UK national election marked the definite "divorce" between the UK and the EU. Yet, the real "show" starts now as we begin to realize the toughness of the Brexit negotiations and the war between the capitalist factions, which is expected to become wilder.
As we already mentioned, the pro-Brexit faction sees a potential Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn, also as a major threat. This is one of the few common views it has with the globalist faction. Now that the Corbyn "threat" has been removed, capitalist factions are free to focus on the war between them.
Johnson's big victory gives an additional advantage to the Brexiteers who are now seeking to impose their terms in this very tough bargain.
In this merciless war, first signs show that Boris Johnson seeks a decisive strike at the heart of the globalist faction. That is, the financial sector and the City financial capital. Another decisive victory, will give Brexiteers further significant advantage. Mainstream media affiliated to the global neoliberal capital identified that the financial sector could be left behind under Johnson's suggestions.
As Forbes reported, "A trade deal similar to the one struck by Canada with the EU would mean that majority of goods won’t face tariffs but will face border checks. Crucially a Canada-style deal would mean that the UK services, including Europe’s financial hub London, could face barriers operating in the trading bloc. The UK’s services sector currently accounts for 81% of national GDP."
And according to the BBC, "Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said when it comes to trade with the EU after Brexit: "We want a comprehensive free trade agreement, similar to Canada's". The EU's agreement with Canada (...) does little for the trade in services and in particular almost nothing for the trade in financial services, which is very important for the UK economy."
Regardless of the war between capitalists, the British people will see no change in their lives. Johnson's administration will seek to implement neoliberal policies, very similar to the ones that the EU imposes to the member-states today. That is, more austerity, more privatizations, dismantling the welfare state, sell-out the NHS to private interests, further tax-cuts for the big capital. The only difference is that Johnson will give priority to the capitalist faction he serves, making sure that it will benefit most from these policies.
The British people have lost a big chance to move foreword with Jeremy Corbyn and leave behind the awful Thatcherian legacy. Let's hope that the Americans will choose a different path with Bernie Sanders as the next US president.