Mainly Macro: This is the most dangerous UK government we have seen in our lifetimes

Boris Johnson – giving his opinion of anyone who might try to stop him.

If you think the headline – by economist Professor Simon Wren-Lewis – is a bit strong, you haven’t been paying attention.

His thesis is simple:

Boris Johnson is dangerous because he will ignore the UK’s constitution whenever he feels like it. He will use its power for his own ends, knowing that by the time the courts overturn his decisions, he’ll already have had his way.

So, for example, his false prorogation of Parliament was overturned – but not until after MPs had lost 10 days of debating time.

He is merrily saying two different things about Brexit – that he’ll abide by the Benn Act and seek to delay the UK’s departure from the EU and that the UK will drop out on October 31 if no agreement is reached.

We may conclude that he intends not to send the letter calling for a delay, and to crash out with no deal, knowing that the damage will be done by the time the courts are able to prove his behaviour unlawful.

The lesson we cannot avoid drawing is that this government has become dangerously rogue, and the party from which it comes is no better. People are no longer safe with it in charge. In the past, at least the press would have held the government to account, but now it eggs it on. A BBC that also might have told inconvenient facts has been threatened into submission.

All Johnson’s actions and provocations have one aim. He aims to pretend at the forthcoming general election that he alone is fighting for the people against an establishment of parliament, the judges and the EU that are combining to block the people’s will.

This rings true. If he manages to arrange his “no deal” Brexit, he can say it was in the face of establishment opposition; if forced to delay, he can say it was because of the establishment.

(We must bear in mind that he is not referring to the Establishment as we understand it, of course – he simply means anybody who opposes his desires and is in a position of power, enough to stop him.)

The real threat lies in far right thugs and a government that wants to destroy our pluralist democracy. The only way we have to stop a Prime Minister whose over the top language is used in death threats to MPs, and who describes those who ask him to be careful as talking humbug, is to remove him from power.

It is essential for those who want to protect our pluralist democracy to ensure they vote tactically to remove the Prime Minister who threatens that democracy.

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10 thoughts on “Mainly Macro: This is the most dangerous UK government we have seen in our lifetimes

  1. trev

    The most dangerous Government in our lifetime – I would definitely agree with that. I’ve never known anything like it in my life. I thought Thatcher was bad, and I thought Cameron & Osborne were bad (it felt like they were turning us back to Victorian times), but it just goes from bad to worse. Now it’s like we’re living under Prince John in the Middle Ages.

      1. trev

        Yvonne, that could well happen yet, but remember they have Operation Yellowhammer /Redfold in place to prevent us from Rioting (by armed forces).

      2. hugosmum70

        but people HAVE taken to the streets their thousands. and have been doing for the past few years, the numbers increasing with each march. join one of the facebook labour pages to keep up with the news on this. no point looking for it on tv or the newspapers. they rarely get reported because the news media is in the tory’s pockets.

  2. hugosmum70

    Prince John… wasnt he the one made to sign the magna carta? the forerunner of our present Human rights charter?
    (note to self…. read again Prince John’s life history.. too many years since i went to school ..(over 60 in fact.. ) ive forgotten more than i have read in my lifetimne. lol

    1. trev

      I can’t remember exactly either (school was a long time ago) but I think all that happened when he was King John and prior to that he was a brutal thieving Tyrant.

      1. hugosmum70

        much like a certain blonde bloke here who would love to be like him and a yellow haired one in USA who keeps trying to be one even though hes thick as you know what……. but very dangerous with it.

  3. Stephen Sam Evans

    Deluded Brits. Results Leave 37.5%, Remain 34.7%, Abstained or don’t knows 27.8%. Based on electoral commission figures for total electorate less spoiled papers. Note that ‘We the people have spoken’ spoke for less than 50% of the population eligible to vote.. They wonder why the circle cannot be squared. Doh!

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