Britons take to the streets across the country to #StopTheCoup

Citizens of the United Kingdom have hit the streets in cities, towns and villages across the country to express their outrage at the actions of Boris Johnson – and the Queen. There was even a demonstration in This Writer’s Mid Wales home town against the decision to shut down Parliament so that our unelected prime minister – who has not proved he can command a majority in Parliament – can enact a flagship policy that has been rejected by our democratically-elected legislature many times. Here’s a smattering of videos and…

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Still think the Queen had no choice but to prorogue Parliament? Think again!

Craig Murray’s aim is not the same as mine in this – he’s after Scottish Independence and I think the countries of the UK are still better together – but he makes excellent points in his article (link below). He says the Queen was wrong to appoint Boris Johnson as prime minister because her duty is to appoint whoever can demonstrated that they have the support of the Commons – and he has not done so. Now, in proroguing Parliament for him, she is offering him the chance to delay…

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The UK is a failed state. When the London School of Economics admits it, it must be true

Core democratic institutions have been “contaminated” by Tory politicians who have rigged the system, leaving the UK’s unwritten constitution in tatters, according to the LSE. Read: The control of power has become dominated by a bunch of executive tricks, and an uncodified ‘constitution’ no longer provides any predictable or worthwhile constraints on government action. Theresa May’s government demonstrated not an elite responsiveness to MPs after 2017, but instead an increasingly frenzied exploitation of a host of parliamentary micro-institutions to bulldoze the May-Whitehall compromise Brexit deal through a reluctant Commons where…

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Coercion: Now Dictator Johnson is saying Tory rebels will be barred from being election candidates

It’s another step into dictatorship – and it makes the Labour de-selection row look pale in comparison. Boris Johnson has said any Conservative MP who votes against his plan for a “no deal” Brexit on October 31 will be barred from standing as a Tory candidate in the next general election. He’s saying he will end their careers if they do what they think is right for the country. Here‘s The Sun (of all places) reporting it: ANY Tory MP who votes for the extension legislation next week will not be…

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‘I don’t believe it. I’m going to die and I’m STILL not sick enough for PIP!’

As the UK slips into dictatorship, it’s business as usual at the Department for Work and Pensions; we haven’t had a voice in that organisation for years. The latest scandal involves Jamie Oliver (not the TV chef), who died on April 9 after a long battle with chronic liver disease – and after being refused Personal Independence Payment by the DWP on the grounds that he wasn’t sick enough – twice. Five months after his death, in one of the hugely distressing and insulting cock-ups that have made the DWP infamous,…

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Dictator Johnson responds to his critics: ‘Look at this dead cat!’

Boris Johnson has responded to claims that his decision to prorogue Parliament has ended UK democracy – by claiming that he needed to do it to get a Brexit deal. It’s a classic “dead cat” strategy, in that he is trying to distract us from what he has done by directing our attention to something different. It’s also complete and utter nonsense. His decision to prorogue Parliament denies MPs the chance to have any meaningful discussion of Brexit before the UK drops out of the EU without a withdrawal agreement…

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Wondering how Boris Johnson managed to kill UK democracy? It starts with fear…

Here’s a great little video. It demonstrates how the Tories have manipulated a situation they helped create, with their bankers who caused the economic crash, to create a climate of fear in which their compliant media told us other groups of people were our enemies, and nudged us into supporting behaviour that we once thought was unthinkable. This is how the UK put itself on the road to a place where Boris Johnson could steal our democracy, in order to sell us all to Donald Trump. Ironic, isn’t it? That…

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Blue-on-blue war as Johnson’s Parliament shutdown splits the Conservatives

Senior Tories are splitting away from Boris Johnson and preparing to support moves to stop the “no deal” Brexit he is trying to achieve by closing down Parliament for five weeks. This is hugely important as Mr Johnson has a working majority of just one MP. If all opposition MPs vote to stop him and Tory rebels help them, he cannot win a vote in Parliament and his plans will fall. A significant number of Conservative MPs have said they are now prepared to back legislation to be brought by…

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Legal challenge to Boris Johnson’s shut-down of Parliament to be decided next week

The BBC ought to have a slapped wrist for the headline on one of today’s (August 30) biggest stories. Judge refuses to halt Parliament suspension plans implies that a legal challenge to Boris Johnson’s prolonged prorogation of Parliament has been stopped altogether, and that isn’t correct. No – the bid by 75 MPs to secure an interim interdict, ruling it illegal and unconstitutional for the shutdown to take place now, has only been delayed. The Scottish judge, Lord Doherty, wants access to the arguments of both sides – including the…

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Johnson MISLED the Queen to get Parliament shut down because he doesn’t have enough MPs – claim

Once again a Tory prime minister turns out to have resorted to lies because it was the only way to get what he wanted, it seems. In a filmed interview, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said Boris Johnson did not have a grand legislative plan to unveil; he had Parliament prorogued because he doesn’t have a majority in Parliament and this was the only way he could push his Brexit through. It means Dictator Boris Johnson misled the Queen in order to get her to sign the prorogation order –…

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