IT’S been two months since Boris Johnson took power in Downing Street – and where are we now?
His strong victory statement of, ‘We will do a new deal, a better deal that will maximise the opportunities of Brexit while allowing us to develop a new and exciting partnership with the rest of Europe. I have every confidence that in 99 days’ time we will have cracked it’, has been rather diminished with the EU not playing (his) ball.
September 9 has emerged as the most important of the 80 days before the Brexit deadline, with the PM trying to ensure there is no up-rising with MPs trying to block a no-deal.
Insiders say the EU is waiting to see what happens when Parliament returns from recess before starting formal negotiations.
However, news as I write suggests that Johnson has requested the suspension of Parliament from Her Majesty, thus making the opportunity to block a no-deal Brexit more difficult than it was already. Fun and games for all!
In the meantime, we look on from the sidelines and wonder what our future holds – how it will affect those both inside and outside of the UK.
Although many Brits seem to have put their lives on hold, reference any big decisions, there are those brave souls who are deciding to get on with their lives, or perhaps even get out while the going’s good.
More are coming out of the woodwork however as we draw nearer to ‘B-Day’- or ‘Fright Night’ of October 31, perhaps depending on which side of the fence you sit.
The vast majority of Mallorca-based UK expats were obviously very happy to remain European.
Moving back to the property market – August historically is not a very busy time for me with actual visiting clients, since most high-end buyers have their family and holiday time as a focus. So instead I am enjoying taking a bit of time out, taking on a few properties and searching for properties that some September clients are looking for.
I can’t believe how quickly the summer period is coming to an end, but I am very much looking forward to cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and life slowly returning back to relative normality, Brexit permitting.
For more information about real estate in Mallorca, or if you require assistance with selling or buying a property, you can contact Amanda on [email protected] or tel: +34690075169