What a rollercoaster. Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament as been ruled as unlawful and tomorrow the MP’s will be rolling back into work. WTF is going to happen next? The anger and uncertainty in the air is now palpable as Boris’s runaway train hurtles down the track with bits flying off left, right and centre.
Which bit is going to fly off next? Dominic Cummings, his principal advisor I suspect, for doing such a shit job of railroading us all.
Well done to Gina Miller for being brave enough to bring this case to the Supreme Court (and John Major – who would ever have predicted that a former Prime Minister would challenge the current Prime Minister in court). I’m not sure we can all cope with much more of this.
Will Boris resign? No.
Will Boris be forced to resign? Maybe.
His ratings aren’t too bad for someone who has not only lied to the Queen, but who is now caught up in a US businesswoman/model scandal with a woman called Jennifer Arcuri. We are truly living in Trumpian times and I guess he still thinks that most of us are just so beaten that the “let’s just get on with it” mood will prevail, but the reality is are we really like the US and will brush over the Stormy-esque scandal? Or will this relationship and clear conflict of interest bring him down? I will watch this unfold with interest.
Our personal sanity and the country’s reputation is now at risk as we observe, horrified, from the sidelines. Made worse is the fact that Jeremy Corbyn’s party is collapsing amid internal wrangling and he is
threatening promising to shut down private schools (including free schools) and introduce a four day working week. Given there aren’t enough schools for our children as it stands in the state sector and not enough money in pockets at the end of the week, how is proposing to do this?
The Lib Dems have announced they will revoke Article 50 – which even to most liberal’s feels a little uncomfortable, given that it would ignore the democratic vote we all had three years ago.
I don’t agree with “let’s just get on with it” because nobody knows what “it” is and so surely, we now have no choice but to look to a second referendum to remove Brexit from the agenda of all the parties – a general election would essentially be all about Brexit anyway and would therefore be about tactical voting, thus ignoring the other key party policies to do with everything else we should have been spending time on for the last three years – education, knife crime, our failing health system, climate change and so on.
So my prediction remains the same….a second referendum is the only logical way forward at this late stage.
Bring it on.