Dictator Johnson demands: ‘Shut down Parliament so I get my ‘no deal’ Brexit!’

Boris Johnson: He is acting like a dictator.

We expected this, didn’t we?

Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament from September 10.

The only possible reason for this is to prevent MPs from stopping the imbecilic ‘no deal’ Brexit he seems determined to force on us all.

It is an insult to Parliamentary sovereignty – the very sovereignty that Brexit was intended to restore – and a step towards Mr Johnson becoming a dictator, rather than a democratic leader. Remember, only 0.14 per cent of the electorate made him prime minister.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the plan to suspend Parliament is “an outrage and a threat to our democracy”.

“I am appalled at the recklessness of Johnson’s government, which talks about sovereignty and yet is seeking to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of its plans for a reckless no-deal Brexit. This is an outrage and a threat to our democracy.

“If Johnson has confidence in his plans he should put them to the people in a general election or public vote.”

Commons Speaker John Bercow has called the demand a “constitutional outrage”.

He said: “However it is dressed up, it is blindingly obvious that the purpose of [suspending Parliament] now would be to stop [MPs] debating Brexit and performing its duty in shaping a course for the country.”

BoJob has responded by saying the claim is “completely untrue”. But it will have that effect, won’t it?

He came out with a load of blather that didn’t make sense – firstly that he did not want to wait until after Brexit “before getting on with our plans to take this country forward”. But with Parliament set to return only on October 14, it seems his own plan is to do exactly that.

The reason I suggest this is that BoJob also insisted there would still be “ample time” for MPs to debate the UK’s departure from the European Union before it was too late to do anything about it.

I make it 15 debating days at the most – but by October, it is most likely that time will have run out for anyone opposing Dictator Johnson’s reckless plan to do anything about it.

And the week Parliament returns from recess is likely to be occupied with a debate on the 12-month spending round to be announced by Chancellor Sajid Javid on September 4.

This is uncommonly early – certainly earlier than expected – and suggests that BoJob is trying to fill Parliamentary time in order to prevent discussion of Brexit.

BoJob said he wanted to bring forward his “very exciting agenda” – worrying words in themselves as they suggest that he wants to jolly us along with upbeat adjectives, while the meaning behind his words may be very different indeed.

And what of opposition parties’ intention to block ‘no deal’ Brexit with legislation?

That was the upshot of the so-called Church House Agreement (why do people have to come up with such pretentious names for these deals, especially at times when we don’t know if they’ll achieve anything?).

That choice seems to have been made after party leaders failed to agree on support for a vote of ‘no confidence’ in BoJob’s already-nightmarish government.

It is possible that he has announced his current plan in response to their deal, knowing that they won’t be able to stop him having his way.

So it seems, in the end, a vote of ‘no confidence’ may be the only way to stop him.

That would put the focus back on Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats, who have refused to support the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister for even a limited period.

Is she so desperate to keep him out that she’ll betray everyone who voted ‘Liberal Democrat’ in the belief that they would stop Brexit?

Source: Government asks Queen to suspend Parliament – BBC News

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8 thoughts on “Dictator Johnson demands: ‘Shut down Parliament so I get my ‘no deal’ Brexit!’

  1. trev

    Yeah, so much for protecting our Sovereignty – escape the dictatorial EU by riding roughshod over Parliamentary Democracy and flogging the country to Donald Trump. Great plan Boris (not).

    1. Paul

      It’s a fantastic plan for BJ. He’s got what he’s always wanted… and what Eton taught him to want: power.
      Never, ever trust a Tory.
      In my nearly 64 years, I’ve never seen such an ass get so far. It really shows how easily people can be manipulated.
      1939…?

  2. Zippi

    I think it unwise, to say the least however yesterday’s business didn’t really leave many options. The E.U. has to believe that we’re prepared to walk, or we’ve no negotiating position. If Parliament makes it impossible for us to leave without a deal, the E.U. can sit on its hands and say, here’s Theresa May’s deal, take it and we have no choice. This is the most frustrating thing; the E.U. has said, time and again, that Theresa May’s deal is the only deal on offer but Parliament doesn’t want it so, a wish to delay our departure, because we can’t make up our minds is hardly a reason for the E.U. to grant an extension. £ast time, we were told that there has to be a clear reason, a plan; there is none. As I have said, the only reason why the E.U. would change its mind, under those circumstances, is to get something better from the deal for the E.U.
    This situation was totally avoidable and I can’t believe that Mr. Johnson has actually gone there. We need Parliament to deal with domestic business! We need “Brexit” out of the way and our Parliamentarians have proven themselves inept. I’m sick of the lot of them. Many of my friends have switched off and claim to no longer care and I’m beginning to feel much the same way but I’m angry, despairing and frustrated.
    As for Jo Swinson… the less that I see and hear of her, the better!

    1. Paul

      If you were in business with a partner, and they decided to quit the partnership, would you change how the business was run if they demanded it of you?
      I wouldn’t. Not under any circumstances.
      The EU owes us nothing if we want to leave. Not really. But leaving really is stupid…

  3. groovmistress

    Oh, to hell, lets’s just suspend parliament full-stop eh? I mean, they’re hardly ever doing anything anyway! No sooner do they get back from the long summer recess then they have the conference season, and what used to be the Autumn Statement has now become the Budget and any little time remaining is manipulated to the “nth” degree by the government – time wasting, filibustering, anything to suppress any meaningful opposition in it’s path to absolute oppression.

  4. Meryl

    Well it is party conference season, and the current parliamentary session has been the longest for 400 years, he needs a queens speech for his new government to replace reMAYn’s so proroguing parliament for what is effectively 2 days is normal

  5. Lynn Jenks

    Johnson was born in America. He’s doing what he’s always wanted to do – selling us to the USA. And for what? It’s all about his ego. He wants to pretend he has as much power and influence as the President of the USA.

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