The End Of UK Democracy

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Fri Jun 24 2022 8:13am

Let's hope so... :thumbup:

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Fri Jun 24 2022 2:47pm

Handy explainer...

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In more detail...

"A first glance at the Bill of Rights Bill"
https://davidallengreen.com/2022/06/a-f ... ghts-bill/

"“Oh no, not again” – the story of the Human Rights Act and of the new “Bill of Rights”"
https://davidallengreen.com/2022/06/oh- ... of-rights/

"Why the current government may not have a mandate for repealing the Human Rights Act – and why this may matter"
https://davidallengreen.com/2022/06/why ... ay-matter/
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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Sun Jun 26 2022 12:04pm

Johnson clinging on into the 2030s? No thanks! :evil:

"Boris Johnson 'actively thinking about' third term as PM"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61939938

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by macliam » Sun Jun 26 2022 5:29pm

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Tue Jun 28 2022 10:52am

The new anti-protest legislation takes effect today; they're already using it against Steve Bray to restrict his ongoing demonstration outside parliament:

https://twitter.com/snb19692/status/154 ... ufpKaKInKA
https://twitter.com/snb19692/status/154 ... ufpKaKInKA

"Police seize 'Stop Brexit' protester's speakers hours after new Tory law takes force"

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ ... t-27346982
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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by macliam » Tue Jun 28 2022 11:16am

This, whilst aligning themselves with the DUP in NI...... not a good look, eh?

Surely to goodness people can see the direction of travel when a democratic vote in NI is ignored, the government plans to ignore the ECHR and the right to protest is curtailed. If that happened anywhere else there would be claims of "authoritarianism" or worse.....
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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Tue Jun 28 2022 1:39pm

'Empathy is absolutely crucial to resisting fascism!'
LBC wrote:James O'Brien explains the link between empathy, imagination and the arts as he blasts the Government for slashing humanities funding.
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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Tue Jun 28 2022 7:10pm

https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/stat ... xmG7gHP_zg
ALASTAIR CAMPBELL wrote:Johnson is an accidental fascist. He didn’t start out as one but a combination of ineptitude, narcissism, failure to deliver, character failings, his vulnerability to political pressure due to a lack of moral compass, and his desperation to survive, has driven him there
https://medium.com/@cormack.lawson/fasc ... 6b115a8e3a
Cormack Lawson wrote:Johnson was never a committed Brexit idealogue, as exemplified by the infamous pro-EU Telegraph column. I doubt that he has secretly always been a fascist either, albeit he is now embracing it with open arms. But here we are, 4 countries and 68 million people locked into the self-sabotaging, economic death-spiral that is Brexit. In part, because one man wanted to be King and saw an easy means to realise his hollow ambitions, with a little help from his friends.

His attraction to the ease of right-wing populism, his lack of political ideology and unbridled greed made him a sitting duck for the foreign corporate interests who have bought our country. More could have and should have been done to stop the UK’s institutional fire-sale and subsequent descent into fascism within the traditional structures of power. It is possibly too late for an effective opposition in Westminster to do anything about it now. This will not end with the demise of Johnson, as welcome as that will be, this new-found ideology is embedded deep in the modern Tory party.

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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by macliam » Wed Jun 29 2022 7:11pm

The Good Law Project and ex-Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Met, Lord Paddick, are threatening to sue the Metropolitan police for a second time to get to the truth about Partygate.

It was their previous threat of legal action that spurred the Met to start the now-concluded investigation, but their questions regarding the process have been ignored (and their right to ask them questioned). The Good Law Project insists that law must deal equally with all people, regardless of status - and is concerned that this has not been the case so far.

https://goodlawproject.org/news/new-...uth-partygate/
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Re: The End Of UK Democracy

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 07 2022 7:27am

Johnson is now adding constitutional crisis into the mix. It's almost certain he no longer has the confidence of his party, yet resists pressure from all sides to stand down.

The government cannot function properly this morning with 40+ vacancies and some departments having no ministers at all. It's increasingly likely that anyone accepting appointments will be from the more extreme fractions of the party.

So we wait for another formal 1922 Committee vote next week. If he loses and still refuses to go then in theory The Queen could designate someone else to replace him.

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