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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The lawless Parliament

The desperate Remain Speaker is demonstrating that there is no law in the current British Parliament:
Remainer MPs will mount an all-out bid to block No Deal today after Speaker John Bercow bent parliamentary rules to help them.

A cross-party motion being voted on this afternoon would effectively seize control from the government - and pave the way for a ban on the UK leaving without an agreement.

The Labour-backed move is seemingly timed to coincide with Boris Johnson's Tory leadership campaign launch - after he vowed to force through Brexit by the end of October at all costs.

Mr Bercow has been accused of 'constitutional vandalism' for allowing the Opposition to table a business motion - which can usually only be done by the government.

If it is passed, a Bill will be brought forward within weeks that could make it illegal to suspend parliament to force a No Deal - a proposal mooted by some Tory hopefuls. Rebels say they could broaden the legislation to ban crashing out altogether.

The move to wrest control of Parliamentary business from the Government has the support of former Cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin, as well as all the Liberal Democrats, SNP and Greens.
One would have thought that the Members of Parliament would have learned the importance of working within the confines of the law from the assassination of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016. If the politicians refuse to follow the law, why on Earth would they expect the people to do so?

Boris Johnson should put a stop to this Parliamentary lawlessness as soon as he becomes the Conservative Party leader by forging a Leave alliance with Nigel Farage, then calling for a General Election that would be followed by a Brexit-Conservative parliament.


UPDATE: the unlawful Remainer gambit to block No Deal Brexit failed anyhow, 309-298.

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37 Comments:

Blogger wahr01 June 12, 2019 6:01 AM  

The failure of Brexit Party at the latest byelection has emboldened these people and it appears there's no stopping them at this point.

My condolences for the Brits.
I think we should be opening our arms for leave voters who choose to head for the states, then cutting the UK loose from the "special relationship" as it's an orwellian police state.

Blogger D E K June 12, 2019 6:04 AM  

Jo Cox smells like something no one near our side would have done. I hope anybody here is wise enough to wait with something like that after an election.
I am no Englishman, but my blood is boiling nonetheless. What they are doing to the Brits they will do to us as well, if the future holds something similar to us.

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 12, 2019 7:12 AM  

The move to wrest control of Parliamentary business from the Government has the support of former Cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin, as well as all the Liberal Democrats, SNP...

The SNP needs to change it's name.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 12, 2019 7:15 AM  

By golly the British are going to have to just vote harder!

Blogger Thad Tuiol June 12, 2019 7:20 AM  

Aw how cute, you people think we can still vote our way out of this...

Blogger Andrew Brown June 12, 2019 7:46 AM  

Keep calm and carry on... Getting shafted by career politicians and bureaucrats.

Blogger English Tom June 12, 2019 7:49 AM  

Here's to the day of the rope for all traitors.

Rats.

Blogger Bobiojimbo June 12, 2019 7:54 AM  

@1 "I think we should be opening our arms for leave voters who choose to head for the states, then cutting the UK loose from the "special relationship" as it's an orwellian police state."

No! There is NO magic dirt. We have enough problems of our own. The Brits need to stay put.

If you're so inclined to help, please go there and help them.

Blogger Troushers June 12, 2019 8:00 AM  

There was no Brexit party failure. Labour lost about 20% of their votes, yet won due to a suspicious preponderance of postal votes, and holdout Tory voters slow to realise our new political realities.

Blogger Longtime Lurker June 12, 2019 8:03 AM  

Do you want Cromwell? Because this is how you get Cromwell!

Blogger wahr01 June 12, 2019 8:06 AM  

@9

Is the Brexit Party holding that parliament set? (No)
Therefore: Brexit Party failure

The splitter strategy worked.
Rather than lead a brexit takeover of the tories the way Corbyn did his marxist takeover of labour, Nigel chose to create a new party to split the brexiteer vote.

I wonder how many hundreds of millions he will receive under the table for the rest of his life with this scheme to thwart the will of the people.

Blogger JG June 12, 2019 8:08 AM  

Brexit is like Hotel California: You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave.

Blogger Lovekraft June 12, 2019 8:21 AM  

Raheem Kassan over at Human Events is reporting that the Peterborough election that went to anti-Brexit/pro-MoonGod party is rife with corruption. When Pakistan embraces white immigration with all the advantages that Muslims are afforded, maybe, just maybe, we can begin talks on reparations for Islam's horrors.

https://humanevents.com/2019/06/11/brexit-party-burned-ballots-voter-fraud-under-investigation/

Blogger Lovekraft June 12, 2019 8:22 AM  

@11 wahr01:

same thing happening in Canada. Trad Conservative party under Scheer has been challenged by PPC's Maxime Bernier. I see disaster for the right unless the alt-right can get its act together. Doesn't look good.

Blogger Miguel June 12, 2019 8:27 AM  

Berkow comes from Berkowitz and his paternal grandparents came from Romania.

But they were not Orthodox Christians.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 12, 2019 9:06 AM  

Aw how cute, you people think we can still vote our way out of this...

How many politicians did you shoot today?

Blogger sammibandit June 12, 2019 9:11 AM  

Good one, Damelon Brinn.

Blogger Azimus June 12, 2019 9:26 AM  

I wonder if even today the piano wire exists that has been reserved for the Remainer Tories...

Blogger anorganicbear June 12, 2019 9:39 AM  

@1: Out of the frying pan and into the fire? Maybe they should start accepting heritage Americans' right of return instead...

Blogger freddie_mac June 12, 2019 9:47 AM  

@11 wahr01

I wonder how many hundreds of millions [Farage] will receive under the table for the rest of his life with this scheme to thwart the will of the people.

Yeah, I was rather suspicious when he left UKIP after the vote and wandered off to be an MEP. Even halfwits could tell that there was more work to be done to fulfill the peoples' desire to leave. So now he comes back, creates a new one-position party, has initial success -- now what? Will he toddle off into the sunset, or stay and fight for Brexit?

Blogger wahr01 June 12, 2019 9:58 AM  

@20

The proper way to stay and fight for brexit was to use Corbyn's attack plan and flood the conservative party with enough people to vote Farage leader.

Instead he created a third party that split the vote.

Either it's intentional and he knows exactly what he's doing or he's a blind egotist who puts himself over both party AND country.

Blogger pyrrhus June 12, 2019 10:28 AM  

The pump don't work cuz the vandals took the handles......

Blogger Steve Samson June 12, 2019 10:57 AM  

I'm not sure that would work, Conservative party members vote for candidates from an "approved short list" set by the party headquarters

https://www.conservatives.com/-/media/CCHQ_Guide-to-becoming-a-Candidate.ashx

The selection process for leader is also kept out of the membership's hands until the last round, this is how May ended up as PM.

Blogger Franz Lyonheart June 12, 2019 11:16 AM  

Vox , I agree that this is exactly what Boris should be doing - it’s a very obvious and true path of action. It remains to be seen whether he’ll have the ballz for it. Since whimping out on standing as David Cameron’s successor (why? Because one MP Gove knifed him in the back? So what? Fight!) and letting Treason May become Prime Minister unopposed, Mr. Johnson has proven again and again that he can be a bit of a poosey. Here’s to hoping he will have the guts to follow your advice!

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 12, 2019 11:41 AM  


Boris Johnson should put a stop to this Parliamentary lawlessness as soon as he becomes the Conservative Party leader by forging a Leave alliance with Nigel Farage, then calling for a General Election that would be followed by a Brexit-Conservative parliament.


If I'm reading this right, that's what the Tory Remainers are counting on.

The results of the Peterborough by-election probably have them hoping that if they force Johnson to "take Brexit to the Country" and split the vote. Then Labor might be in (if only by a hair) and Corbyn as PM will kill Brexit.

It's a big throw of the dice but at this point the Tory-Remainers have nothing left.

They appear to be certain that Boris is going to be PM. So now it's "desperate times" for the Tory-Remainers.

Blogger John Best. June 12, 2019 1:03 PM  

My view is the exact same a Vox Days, I have my head in my hands because I can't understand why the 'Conservative' leadership candidates don't say that is what they will do. Driving me insane. Plus my MP Rory too skinny Stewart is the new version of Tony Blair. i knew he was being put in place for this purpose back in 2010.

Blogger John Best. June 12, 2019 1:12 PM  

@24 exactly right. This isn't high end strategic thinking, it is the only option available. Win the leadership vote, call a general election, deselect the remain MP's, suck candidates from the Brexit party, bring in former leave MEP's to be MP's, ally with Farage and the DUP, write off tuition fee debts. It isn't difficult. My MP is a disgrace.

Blogger DonReynolds June 12, 2019 1:14 PM  

Good Grief, that was close!
The defection of a mere six votes would have tipped the scale to the opposite outcome. This must have been a surprise and profound disappointment to a number of gentlemen.

The UK is on a knife edge in Parliament, just as the US is on the verge of a complete failure in Congress. No House can stand for long so divided.

Hopefully, the Queen will find the gumption and the will to save Her domain from the unthinkable by dismissing Parliament. Having so such authority in the US, only the voters can pull this country back from a calamity in 2020. If the radicals move to remove Trump, they will not be satisfied to have Pence take his place, and the war will be on. Pray for peace and prepare for the worst. We are all in God's hands.

Blogger John Best. June 12, 2019 1:19 PM  

@25 which is why you bump off the Tory-remain MP's, you deselect them. You call the general election to destroy the position of the remainers in the party. Ally with Farage and the DUP.

Blogger James Dixon June 12, 2019 1:31 PM  

> UPDATE: the unlawful Remainer gambit to block No Deal Brexit failed anyhow, 309-298.

Excellent.

Blogger pyrrhus June 12, 2019 1:56 PM  

@30 > UPDATE: the unlawful Remainer gambit to block No Deal Brexit failed anyhow, 309-298.

Only 298 traitors in Parliament...It could be worse, I guess....

Blogger David June 12, 2019 2:29 PM  

They are relentless. They will no doubt try again.

The Tories need a pact with the Brexit Party, or they will lose the next general election. I am assuming that that they will not get us out of the EU by 31st October...

Blogger johndoe03526 June 12, 2019 5:56 PM  

It was easy for Corbyn and the Marxists to take over the Labor party because Marxists have been in it since day one. Not so easy for Farage and the Brexiteers to do a hostile takeover of the Tories.

Blogger Edgar Abbey June 12, 2019 8:12 PM  

That was uncomfortably close.

Blogger Paul M June 13, 2019 3:51 AM  

"and pave the way for a ban on the UK leaving without an agreement."

One of the foundational principles of the British parliamentary system is that past parliaments cannot tie the hands of future parliaments.

Blogger Death to the Intolerant! June 13, 2019 10:14 AM  

Letwin...

Why do 'they' care so much about Brexit if it isn't part of a plan to win global hegemony by the back door? On a quite possibly related note, by far the most disturbing aspect of Netflix's dour time-travelling shaggy dog story "Dark" is the uncanny resemblance of one of the teenagers from 1986 to brexibitionist remoaner-droner Dr Victoria Bateman. Truly the stuff of nightmares.

Blogger Derrick Bonsell June 14, 2019 2:51 PM  

Brexit nearly took a seat Labour already held.

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