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#BorisJohnson wants to dictate when – and WHETHER – #elections take place – as #VoxPolitical warned you

Dictator Johnson: you put him into 10 Downing Street. Now, like all fascists, he is taking steps to ensure that you can’t get him out again.

Remember last December when This Site warned the UK electorate that Boris Johnson’s manifesto said, “We will impose an indefinite Conservative government”?

It means he planned to stay in power just as long as he wanted to, with no election unless he felt like it.

And the UK electorate ignored the warning and voted for him in what may be the last democratic election to take place in this country.

Do you think that’s overstating the case?

If so, you haven’t been paying attention.

Johnson intends to repeal the Human Rights Act and end your access to the European Convention on Human Rights – including the right to vote in elections.

No, it’s not just about making sure asylum-seekers can’t use human rights as an excuse to stay in the UK when they shouldn’t.

The plan to let Johnson dictate when – or rather, if – we have elections is the second part of this. And it seems some people, in Parliament at least, can see what’s coming:

MPs looking into the issue say there should be no return to the days when the date of the next election was a matter for the government alone.

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee says that would give an unfair advantage to the party in power.

Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, the next UK general election will be on Thursday, 2 May 2024 – but Mr Johnson is seeking the power to go to the country before that date if he wants to.

In fact, he isn’t. The FTP Act repealed all the other legislation on when elections take place, so getting rid of it wouldn’t be giving Johnson a choice on whether to have it sooner.

It would be giving him a choice on whether to have an election at all.

Source: Don’t give prime ministers the power to choose election date, say MPs – BBC News

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Voters of the UK – your democracy doesn’t matter! Charles Walker says any election will be fixed

A Conservative MP has claimed that democracy in the UK has been fixed to ensure that a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party will never form a government.

That was the message from Sir Charles Ashley Rupert Walker, Tory MP for Broxbourne in Hertfordshire who, we must conclude, bizarrely believes he is more representative of the electorate’s wishes than Mr Corbyn.

For clarity, this gentleman opposes equality and human rights, supports overseas wars and nuclear weapons but rejected moves to strengthen the military covenant to ensure fair treatment of armed forces personnel, absolutely revelled in cutting benefits – especially for the sick and disabled, attacked trade unions that would work for fair pay for workers but supported cuts in taxes for people who were immensely rich, supports the restriction of education to the rich and the privatisation of health care, likes fracking and climate change and hates forests.

He is also the only MP who actually said he would accept an 11 per cent pay increase in December 2013, when most people in the UK had been forced to accept no pay rises at all for years under Tory and Liberal Democrat rule.

And on the BBC’s Politics Live, earlier this week, he said this:

How kind of him to let the cat out of the bag with such an offensive rant.

Certainly the Twitter user who posts as “Chuka Umunna’s Flip Flops” was grateful: “Charles Walker has let the cat out of the bag. The establishment, including Labour MPs, are conspiring to prevent Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM.”

“This is what the AS [anti-Semitism] smear was always about,” tweeted Jackie Walker, picking up on possibly the most offensive claim in her namesake’s rant. Ms Walker was expelled from the Labour Party because of a false allegation of anti-Semitism and knows the subject well. “How dare they contradict the democratic process if he’s voted in!”

She was supported by Tom London: “I am Jewish. I support Labour. I am appalled at what he says here.”

And of Jeremy Corbyn himself, Charlotte Moore added: “I’m of Jewish heritage, he’s my MP and I have never witnessed any anti-Semitic behaviour from him.”

Nicola James pointed out that the leader this MP supports has a provably worse record: “How dare Charles Walker make unsubstantiated smears against Jeremy Corbyn & question if he’s a “fit and proper person to be in No 10”, when current incumbent he’s propping is a proven: Serial liar; Serial cheat; Serial criminal; Expenses fiddler.”

And “Ned Kelly” summed up what many of us may conclude, reading between the lines: “They know that if Jeremy Corbyn gets into Number 10, he’ll be there for a very long time. Once the public see the positive outcomes from his policies, they’ll never vote for the Conservatives or Lib Dems again.”

Perhaps worst of all was the apparent tacit support of this MP’s claims by Labour’s Lisa Nandy, If you’ve played the clip, you’ve heard that she had nothing to say in support of Mr Corbyn or her own party – only that there were weeks to go until the electorate would be asked to choose.

So it seems Sir Charles Walker was right about at least some members of the Labour Party conspiring to keep Mr Corbyn out of Downing Street.

That is just as offensive as the Tory’s babble.

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