Constitutional crisis fear over ‘no deal’ Brexit

Boris Johnson: He has been accused of acting like a dictator.

Boris Johnson is being accused of provoking a constitutional crisis in the UK by threatening to act like a Stuart king of 320 years ago rather than a modern representative of the people.

Didn’t I suggest this would happen?

The claim is that he will try to ignore the will of Parliament if MPs make it clear that they will not accept a ‘no deal’ Brexit and try to enforce their decision with a vote of ‘no confidence’ in BoJob and his government.

But Mr Johnson’s most senior advisor, Dominic Cummings, has reportedly said that the prime minister would respond by calling a general election for November, ensuring that Parliament will not be sitting on October 31 and will have to allow the UK to crash out of the EU without a deal as to what happens after.

In essence, he would declare that if the current Parliament won’t support him, he’ll simply arrange to have a new one.

BoJob was accused of behaving like Charles I, the Stuart king who asserted his divine right to rule in the face of Parliamentary opposition – and lost his head as a result, after the Civil War.

Would Boris Johnson risk another civil war, or at least severe civil unrest, over Brexit? Yes – This Writer believes he would.

He sees a profit for himself, in the same way Crispin Odey does, who invested £300 million in betting on major UK firms crashing on the stock market after a Johnson ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Nobody else matters to Mr Johnson. He will use every means at his disposal to suppress anyone who tries to stymie his ambition.

Source: Brexit: UK faces ‘full blown constitutional crisis’ if no deal forced through | The Independent

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  1. nmac064 August 7, 2019 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Right from the start this fiasco has been a hard right wing coup. Now they are ensconced in power these thoroughly dishonest and corrupt characters are not going to give up easily. I foresee trouble ahead.

  2. Zippi August 7, 2019 at 11:22 am - Reply

    The crux of the problem is Parliament’s refusal to honour the result of the Referendum. We should have left the E.U., already. We had a deadline of the 29th of March and that wasn’t enough to get Parliament to focus. The E.U. has extended this, a second time, to the 31st of October and still, Parliament is all about trying to prevent Mr. Johnson pursuing a “no-deal Brexit” but offering no alternative; it has rejected everything. The only deal that the E.U. says is on offer has been rejected, decisively and overwhelmingly, by Parliament, on no less than 3 separate occasions. If Parliament won’t accept that deal, there IS no deal. Mr. Johnson, as I see it, is using what he sees as the only weapon in his arsenal to try to get the E.U. to come back to the table. He has stated that the people have voted to leave therefore, we must leave.

    • Mike Sivier August 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Parliament’s job is to honour the result of the referendum while still doing the best for the United Kingdom that is possible. That is why all this delay has happened – MPs are split over what actually is best for the nation and this is because the Conservative government of David Cameron never set out the terms under which any departure from the EU would be permitted to take place. It’s all Cameron’s fault, you see.

      Personally, I think ‘no deal’ is now pretty much inevitable, with an accompanying constitutional crisis and years – if not decades – of hardship for ordinary people like you and me while fat fascists (call them as you see ’em) like Boris Johnson and Crispin Odey make fat wads of cash and watch their country go to the wall.

      • Zippi August 7, 2019 at 11:49 pm - Reply

        I’ve said, before, that I used to blame David Cameron and still think that he should be in prison, for Treason but the whole of Parliament allowed this fiasco to materialise. At every opportunity that Parliament (Commons and £ords) had to put in safeguards, conditions etc. it failed. We had to have a Referendum Bill to enable us to have the Referendum in the first place; how was that Bill allowed to pass without safeguards, without the insistence of there being some sort of plan? Article 50 was invoked, at Parliament’s behest, again, with no plan and Cameron had long gone by then. We have a host of M.P.s who have been actively opposing the result since it was announced and the £abour Party was quick to blame Jeremy Corbyn, like it was his “fault,” somehow, that people voted that way that they did; were he that powerful, they should have supported him and helped him to become Prime Minister, in fact, he wouldn’t have needed their help! Alas, he was swimming in weeds.
        I’d love to blame David Cameron but sadly, he isn’t solely responsible and Theresa May was also swimming in weeds and I see Boris Johnson doing the same. I’m dispirited by this Parliament and I’m losing faith in our democracy. All that I hear, these days, is scheming; M.P.s trying to get their way. I’ve said, before, that leaving without a deal is not my preferred option but I dread to think of what will happen, if we don’t leave at all.
        I do believe that had so many M.P.s not done their level best to try to stop us from leaving, we would not be in this mess. Is leaving without a deal inevitable? I think that, with the political will that has been lacking, these last 3 and nearly half years, a deal could be struck but with Parliament perpetually focused on what it doesn’t want and doesn’t like, I don’t see useful progress being made and the day to day problems that we face will continue to be overlooked.

  3. trev August 7, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    King Boris, oh dear! Don’t forget though that they already have thousands of Troops and Police on standby for any civil unrest, as part of Operation(s) Yellowhammer and Redfold. I dread to think what the future may hold, could be rationing and curfews, maybe Martial law? Anarchy in the UK.

    • Mike Sivier August 7, 2019 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Of course, supremacy of the military, obsession with national security and obsession with crime and punishment are three more of the 14 signs of fascism.

  4. Growing Flame August 7, 2019 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Zippi regrets that Parliament did not “honour the results of the referendum “( held three years ago). In that Referendum, 37% of the eligible voters chose “Leave”, 35% chose “Remain” and 28% chose not to vote. Hardly a clear result. In fact, in failing to make a clear decision how to leave the EU, our Parliament seems quite in tune with the divided feelings of the population as a whole.
    Parliament is accused of “not making up its mind”. The same could be said of the voters. Just look at the ramshackle , contradictory results of the various elections taken since the Referendum.
    A General Election that weakened the Brexit/Tory Party. Local Elections that wiped out UKIP . European Elections that boosted the Brexit Party but , actually, sent more “Remain supporting” MEPs to Brussels than “Leavers”. And, just recently, a “Leave” supporting constituency of Brecon and Radnor, returned an openly “Remain” supporting MP.
    No wonder the MPs just resolve to vote according to their personal opinions. They are getting precious little direction from a hopelessly divided population.

    • Zippi August 8, 2019 at 12:07 am - Reply

      The longer this goes on, the more entrenched people will become in their positions. There were but 2 choices; remain, or leave and by majority, the decision was to leave; there is no middle ground. The European Elections took place after we were told we were going to have left. Why would leave voters take part in those elections? Brecon and Radnor saw the return of an M.P. whom had been rejected; the surprise was that he received as much support as he did. The “Remain Alliance” also made sure that the “remain” vote was not split. Hardly proof of a change of heart; in fact, there were more “leave” votes cast in that by-election than those for “remain.” Remember, a plebiscite is pure democracy, it is not Party political.
      I did not say that I regret Parliament’s failure to honour the result of the Referendum but that it was the crux of the problem. Remember, we should have left, long since. How can you tell your electorate that you will implement what it decides then, actively try to prevent it?

      • Mike Sivier August 9, 2019 at 12:26 pm - Reply

        The decision was to leave, but it was made clear prior to the referendum that the manner of our departure would be decided by Parliament.

        You make a good point about the European elections – why would leave voters take part? But they did, returning 29 Brexit Party MEPs to the European Parliament even though they will not affect Brexit in any way at all.

        The Brecon and Radnorshire by-election saw a huge amount of tribalism in support of Chris Davies; unfortunately this is a constituency where many people vote Tory without considering what it means, I think. But both the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ votes were split – between the Conservatives, Brexit Party and UKIP on one site, and between the Liberal Democrats and Labour on the other (the Labour candidate is a remainer).

        There were still more Leave votes cast than remain – but only 226 more.

        Only one party – the Liberal Democrats – said it would honour the referendum result and then actively tried to stop that from happening. The Conservatives and Labour have both tried to find a way of honouring it that Parliament can accept. Labour has now given up on this, as the Conservatives have been unwilling to do what is necessary to get a workable deal, so now Labour supports another referendum, in which the party would back remaining in the EU rather than leaving with the deal Theresa May agreed or no deal – both of which will seriously harm the UK economy. In fact, we’re already seeing that harm, as firms withdraw from the UK to protect themselves.

  5. wildswimmerpete August 7, 2019 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Odey should be accused of treason as he’s acting against the good of the UK.

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