The End Of UK Democracy

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Mon Jun 06 2022 1:38pm

John Penrose resigns (at last)...
Robert Peston wrote:Tory MP John Penrose resigns as the PM’s anti corruption tsar, saying the PM should have already quit for having broken (in Penrose’s view) the ministerial code of conduct.
https://twitter.com/Peston/status/15337 ... 3-03AzNs0w
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Post by Sarah » Mon Jun 06 2022 9:12pm

18 major donors that gave £80m to the Tories would withdraw their support if Johnson had lost the confidence vote, according to Nadine Dorries. A reminder of who's running the country.

https://twitter.com/wesstreeting/status ... 9DxjYLiTRA
Confidence: 211 MPs
No confidence: 148 MPs
This is the worst ever result in a Tory party confidence vote.
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Post by blythburgh » Tue Jun 07 2022 9:46am

I am glad Johnson won and the sooner we can have a General Election the better. I think many soft Tory voters will not vote for the party if he is in charge. Some Brexiteers sadly will vote if he is in charge in the mistaken belief that Brexit will be reversed if they do not.
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Post by Sarah » Tue Jun 07 2022 9:58am

It's a mixed blessing. Johnson is currently a significant electoral liability, but with the next general election anything up to 2 years away, he can do a lot more damage to the NHS etc in that time.
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Post by Chadwick » Tue Jun 07 2022 11:48am

Perhaps they are now lining up someone to replace Boris for that next election, or soon afterwards.
It is certainly not the "decisive win" he's claiming it is. 4 out of 10 of his MPs don't have confidence in him. That's a huge amount. Perhaps it would better described as a divisive win.
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Post by Sarah » Tue Jun 07 2022 3:32pm

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Chadwick » Thu Jun 16 2022 12:08pm

Another ethics advisor to Boris resigns
after being placed in “impossible and odious” position
Lord Geidt's resignation letter has been published:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61824796

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Post by Sarah » Thu Jun 16 2022 1:17pm

Geidt writes that he was put in an impossible and odious position by the Government's intention to consider measures which risk a deliberate and purposeful breach of the Ministerial Code. Johnson responds on the topic of a potential future Trade Remedies Authority vs WTO conflict.

That's surely a curveball few expected today. No amount of "sovereignty" is enough for this mob. It appears they seek to break WTO rules by maintaining illegal tariffs on steel imports. Anyone else remember all the “Let’s go WTO!” banners?

"The curious resignation letter of Lord Geidt"
It seems that the government of the United Kingdom is as contemptuous of this type of international law as it is of others.

This very week we have seen the government of the United Kingdom seek to break international law with the Northern Irish Protocol Bill and make aggressive noises about compliance with the orders of the European Court of Human Rights.

The rules of the World Trade Organisation are now the third international law regime the government of the United Kingdom want to be free from this week – and it's still only Thursday lunchtime.
https://davidallengreen.com/2022/06/the ... ord-geidt/
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Post by Sarah » Thu Jun 16 2022 2:43pm

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Fri Jun 17 2022 2:55pm

The f word could be unavoidable soon.

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