… from Russia Today, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: I would not call the government “destroyed”, but the doo doo has certainly hit the fan, with Bozo losing his razor-thin majority with one Tory defection today. He might have slit his own throat by having made strong threats to his coalition rebels.
Tory MP Dr. Lee came out with his political chainsaw, accusing BoJo of “aggressively pursuing a damaging Brexit in unprincipled ways,” adding that Johnson’s administration is using “political manipulation, bullying and lies.”
Make sure you read his constituent letter below. It sounds like a trip back in time, to days long gone.
The vote is today, 9pm British time, so I will update this post when the results are in. Although I do not have a dog in this fight, in the final showdown the British public understands a lot more about the pros and cons of Brexit now.
It should be given a chance to weigh in on the final say, since it will be their fannies that pay for any big screw ups. Will Johnson call for snap elections? We will know soon… Jim W. Dean ]
[ Update 9:25 EST: From The Telegraph – “Boris Johnson was on Tuesday night forced into seeking a snap general election after falling victim to an unprecedented parliamentary coup aimed at delaying Brexit.
He lost his first vote as Prime Minister by 328 to 301, a majority of 27 votes, after 21 Tories rebelled, and said he would move the vote for a snap election.”
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– First published … September 03, 2019 –
While making his G7 statement to the House of Commons, Johnson was forced to shout over the roars of support for Lee, an ardent Remainer, who took his seat with his new Lib Dem colleagues on the opposition benches.
It means the prime minister is now in charge of a minority government. It’s a humiliating turn of events for Johnson, at a time when he is seeking to push through Brexit, deal or no deal, by October 31.
In a damning statement posted on social media, Lee blasted the Tory government for “aggressively pursuing a damaging Brexit in unprincipled ways,” adding that Johnson’s administration is using “political manipulation, bullying and lies.”
He bemoaned the negative transformation of this “once great party,” claiming that it had become infected by “twin diseases of populism and English nationalism.”
After a great deal of thought, I have reached the conclusion that it is no longer possible to serve my constituents’ and country’s best interests as a Conservative Member of Parliament. My letter to the Prime Minister:
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It is one hell of a mess, worse than here even, maybe.
Yes, and there are a lot of parallels – both main parties in disarray, a Zionist-Mafia puppet leader in place, the country becoming ungovernable etc. Not too surprising as the same hidden hands are behind the fiascos on both sides of the Atlantic and the agenda is one and the same for both nations. We are facing some very worrying times.
Seems the saying “The only man ever to go to Parliament with good intentions was Guy Fawkes” is more truth than black humour these days.
We don’t have a written constitution so there are multiple ways a general election could be brought about, most likely being a vote of no confidence which has happened before, most recently when the Callahan government was brought down in 1979. A large part of why this BREXIT disaster has been inflicted on Britain is to destabilise and discredit our parliamentary democracy, to throw it into chaos and render the country ungovernable. A general election before BREXIT takes place would only result in a hung parliament and a weak coalition government, which would be a very bad thing for the country. A large proportion of Britons are absolutely furious that BREXIT still hasn’t taken place and believe that failure to honour the result of the referendum means the death of democracy. Conversely, another large portion are raging at the prospect of the country crashing out in a no deal scenario. All of the major political parties are in chaos, there is widespread disillusionment which would lead to many voters either not voting or voting for one of the fringe parties such as the BNP, the BREXIT Party or the Greens. This would lead to a messy situation where these fringe parties would hold disproportionate power as they held the Tories and Labour to ransom over negotiations to form a coalition. BTW, the Tories didn’t have a majority, they were only able to form a government after the last election by forming a partnership with the Ulster Democrats, who are a scurrilous bunch of Christian Zionists with very unpalatable views on a wide range of topics such as abortion and gay rights. Britain’s political system is unique and arcane, long overdue for radical overhaul, but right now is not the time to be trying to implement such changes.
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