Boris to end up in jail if he loses the next elections?

The British PM Boris Johnson met the French President Emmanuel Macron in the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (23 September 2019, 10 Downing St. photo, some rights reserved)

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, or what is left of them, after the expulsion of important moderates, are heading straight towards a no-deal Brexit. The moderates were explelled centrally by 10 Downing St. without consulting the local branches of the Conservative Party. If the Brits, in the next general election, whenever it is held, vote for this Brexiteer bunch, the country will be definitely cut out from Western Europe’s developments.

In case of a Conservative electoral defeat though, he and his Brexiteer maniacs may end up in jail. PM’s closest partners in the no-deal Brexit championship are Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Commons, and the Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox.

The three of them plus a number of other ministers – of the kind of Michael Gove – are relentlessly banging the drum for all the country’s four nations to take the abyss of a wild Brexit, even though only England back in 2016 voted ‘leave’. What is even worse for the no-deal Brexiteer champions and may even have legal repercussions for them, is that, they have already gravely obstructed the function of pillar institutions of the state: the Parliament, the democratic fundamentals and, lately, the Supreme Court.

Minority government

There is a strong majority in Parliament against Johnson’s plan for a no-deal Brexit. More than twenty Conservative MPs are systematically voting against their government, blocking Boris’ initiatives to sleepwalk the UK out from the European Union without a deal. Actually, one MP left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats, the party that has supported ‘remain’ right from 2016. All the other ‘dissidents’ having been hastily expelled from the party through decisions taken centrally, not in the context of their constituencies.

As a , the government has lost its ‘working’ Parliamentary majority, but still Johnson doesn’t quit. The Commons has also repeatedly denied an early election as the Prime Minister demands, because he can set the polling day after the currently legal Brexit day of 31 October. In this way, he could achieve a sleepwalk no-deal Brexit. He has no problem lying about that. He has being lying about almost everything since 2016. In this way he could have it both, a no-deal Brexit and then possibly an electorate win.

Can Boris win?

Incidentally, this is exactly what Boris is gambling for. Firstly, he does everything no matter the cost to his country, to secure the votes of those who appreciate his no-deal Brexit hardnosed line. In the past few weeks, though, Boris is also plunging into the dark sea of pure negation of every authority. He continuously challenges the rule of law as set in Parliament, mocks the Common’s majority and has loudly ‘wronged’ the Supreme Court.

In this way, he appeals to the widespread anti establishment feelings of large parts of the electorate. He stubbornly denies abiding by the law the Parliament voted. The large majority of the MPs have voted a law telling the government to ask for an extension of the exit day beyond 31 October, possibly until 31 January 2020, if 10 Downing St. doesn’t conclude with Brussels an exit deal by 19 October.

The next elections

Still, Boris denies all that, counting on his strong showing in opinion polls, giving him around 40% of the vote. But is it enough? The minor opposition parties, all of them supporting remain (Liberal Democrats, Scottish Nationalists, Wells Plaid Cymru, Northern Ireland’s Sinn Fein, the Greens, etc) can form a loose alliance and multiply their electoral wins.

The electoral system greatly favors the larger political formations. All constituencies elect one MP and the first candidate takes the seat in the Commons. Add to that the strong presence of the Labor Party and the Conservative strength in the next Parliament may dwindle.

An anti-establishment ruling class Englishman

Then in case Boris loses the next election he risks being thrown to jail for having broken the law and mocked the legislative and the judiciary. To avoid that, he, a ruling class Englishman desperately vends his bully no noble conduct, his mockery of the MPs, his no confidence to Parliament and the Judiciary and, why not, to democracy. It’s Boris’s Trumpist version of anti-establishment ultra conservatism, thoughtless of the damage to the country and the world.

If he succeeds in this grotesque political plan he will gravely hurt his country as Donald Trump did to the US. Mainstream politicians are also responsible for this downgrading of politics. They have left large parts of society suffering in a globalised world making those voters easy prey for the kind of Donald and Boris. The American President said it plainly last week addressing the General Assembly of UN. He verbatim exorcised globalization but refused to tell the story what ‘America first’ may mean for the US and the world. Boris, on the same footsteps promises to make Britain…Great again.

They both have developed immunity to shame and respond to accusations of cheating and lying with more cheats and lies. Add to that their collusion with media oligopolies and you come up with the modern Anglo-American public opinion engineering politics.

 

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