These cabinet ministers said proroguing Parliament is wrong. Where are their resignations?

Of course it shouldn’t come as any surprise that people working for Boris Johnson are hypocrites.

Here’s Amber Rudd saying she has told Mr Johnson that “prorogation is the wrong step… the wrong move… and I will continue to say that”.

Is she still saying that, now BoJob has told the Queen to prorogue Parliament?

How can she bear to continue working for him, if she is so set against prorogation?

Yet I don’t see any resignation from our Work and Pensions Secretary. Perhaps she’s tired of handing in her notice to prime ministers.

How about Sajid Javid?

Is he still in his new job as Chancellor of the Exchequer? Will he be delivering the speech on the spending review next week?

I guess that principle didn’t last very long, then.

Okay, how about fellow former Tory leadership candidate Matt Hancock?

The letter says “attempting to prorogue Parliament to deliver a no deal Brexit is neither serious nor credible… One of the benefits of Brexit is to restore Parliamentary sovereignty to the UK [he was wrong about this; Parliamentary sovereignty has never been surrendered by the UK]… To suspend Parliament explicitly to pursue a course of action against its wishes is not a serious policy of a prime minister in the 21st century”.

That is, unless the prime minister is Boris Johnson, of course.

Is there any movement out of the Cabinet on Mr Hancock’s part?

Not yet, it seems.

No – in fact they all appear to be perfectly happy to support a course of action they previously said they could not possibly accept.

They’re all on Twitter, though – so why not get in touch and ask them when Dictator Johnson will receive their resignation letters?

Amber Rudd is @AmberRuddHR

Sajid Javid is @sajidjavid

And Matt Hancock is @MattHancock

Dave M has already made his feelings clear:

If you can send them something wittier than Dave, please feel free to send it here too.

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  1. trev August 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    It’s always good news when any Tory resigns for any reason, and it would be nice to see the back of Rudd, in fact all of them.

  2. Tony August 29, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Using their words as weapons against them makes perfect sense. This effort must be maintained until it hits home.

    Repeat, repeat, repeat.

  3. Zippi August 29, 2019 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I’m surprised that Amber Rudd retained her seat. I’m sorry but Parliament is full of hypocrites, that is nothing new. I’m growing weary of them all. There seem to be few Men of honour, probity and integrity left in the House; they all seem to do what they want, rather than what they should, or what we ask of them. The way that I feel right now? I’d close Parliament permanently, well, at least until we can find enough principled, honest public servants to fill the place. The expenses scandal was proof of hypocrisy. What followed was the same. This Brexit shenanigans, the same. There are too many people in that place who are bleating about how they’ve been hard done by but they’re are bad as each other. What is it that is said about people who live in glass houses?

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