Who is screaming for a no-deal Brexit? Boris and the ilk of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel. Can we trust them? Jo Johnson and Amber Rudd already shared their verdict on Team Boris when leaving the cabinet…. writes Dr Kailash Chand
Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful. The judges said the PM was attempting to prevent Parliament holding the government to account ahead of Brexit. Boris and his wealthy cohort are planning a non-deal Brexit to fulfill their personal agenda. If it happens on October 31, the country will face food, fuel and drugs shortages, and disarray in the NHS.
Who is screaming for a no-deal Brexit? Boris and the ilk of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel. Can we trust them? Jo Johnson and Amber Rudd already shared their verdict on Team Boris when leaving the cabinet. Trump & Boris alliance want a no-deal Brexit. S they can carve up chunks of the UK economy for their rich friends. Since June 2016, when the United Kingdom voted by a slender majority to leave the EU, the country’s political class has been unable to form a consensus on how to leave the EU. The next few weeks the nation remains on cliff edge.
Prime Minister Johnson justified the proroguing of the UK Parliament for over a month by claiming it is “normal procedure”. Most of the country says, it is not. The most that Johnson — a prime minister who was selected by a section of the Conservative Party (0.1%) and who hasn’t faced a general election — can claim is that he has not technically broken the law. In fact, by asking the Queen to suspend the House of Commons till just 10-12 days before the October 31 Brexit deadline, Johnson has shown complete disdain for the British people, the forum in which their representatives make their voice heard, and for Westminster-style democracy itself.
Ironically, among the issues that Johnson and other “leavers” had cited as reasons for Britain leaving the European Union three years ago was that the EU curtailed the powers of the country’s parliament and the will of the British people!
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is spot on when he told Sky news, “first we must come together to stop no deal. This week could be our last chance. We are working with other parties to do everything necessary to pull our country back from the brink. Then we need a general election. When a government finds itself without a majority the solution is not to undermine democracy. The solution is to let the people decide, and call a general election.”
If Johnson wishes to suggest that the mandate for his version of Brexit is greater than the voice of all the MPs that oppose it, he need to revoke the Article 50, and then seek a general election. By circumventing parliament on Brexit, the prime minister has shown disdain for democratic institutions.
Does he realise, chaos a ‘no deal’ Brexit, and the disintegration of local as well as national health services becomes an ever more real prospect. From medicine shortages to the loss of highly skilled doctors, the Government’s preparations to deal with what could be a potentially catastrophic fallout have been far from reassuring.
Boris wants a general election about Brexit. He is hoping the UK media will help him to achieve that goal. Boris wants zero mention of food banks, zero hours, fuel poverty, NHS, rail fares, crèche fees, tax evasion. Well guess what? We won’t let him get away with it. This general election will be about common issues affecting the British public and not about the elites in London. The general public will teach Boris and his cronies about the values of Parliamentary democratic system.