Whatever your stance on Brexit, this Supreme Court ruling really throws the cat amongst the pigeons more widely!
Not quite sure how BoJo can retain any sense of authority when he, as PM, has now been found unanimously to have lied to Parliament and the Queen. Interesting times ahead. Messed up times, but interesting nonetheless…
I’m not sure how BoJo can claim any sort of authority now that he’s leading a minority government anyway!
Clearly he’s hoping that he can force a general election and that will win him an outright majority and an implied mandate for a no deal Brexit, but I’m not so sure. I can see it just resulting in another hung parliament with no one having a clear mandate for anything
Its interesting as they said he didn’t proprogue correctly and its null and void but NOT that he couldn’t do it.
I’d bet he will wait a few days and then do it all over again with clearer justification and suggest that if they don’t like it, they have a recourse which is to call a vote of no-confidence, which of course they don’t want to do.
Interesting gamesmanship - trying to force someone to resign, and take over parliament without an election, but without using the specific mechanism in law to do it. The fact is that the opposition can do nothing except call an election as that’s the only way to change a government - you can’t call shotgun and grab the front row the house and claim you bagsied it (even though it would be highly amusing to atch them try it).
I suspect he will say “Ooops, didnt know, respect the courts yadda yadda”. The prorogue it again just before the October deadline. Either that or he will try goading Corbyn into an election. He could of course launch a vote of no confidence in himself to trigger an election.
Election tomorrow who would you vote for? They are all a crock of shit. Corbyn is mental, BoJo is well nothing to say, lib dems have little actual chance of forming a government, especially as they have ruled out coalition with Corbyn.
As for BoJO having lied. I am shocked, shocked that there is gambling in here.
At least 17.4 million will vote for BoJo as the only politician to make even the slightest attempt to leave and I suspect a lot of the party faithful will do so as they won’t want Corbyn to get in. Plus some of the Leave voting Labour supporters who know a vote for Labour will get them nowhere.
I don’t think even the local cinemas here do bags of popcorn big enough for this one …
…and while we’re at it, let’s ignore any laws of the land as that silver spoon gives the right of lying and cheating your way to the PM role - morally bankrupt disgrace, as anyone who (still) supports the clown
ps …ooooooops, should I be posting this on rant rant rant heh heh
I guess the supreme court agree with you, the government must let the elected parliament have a say. Now you can argue that some in the elected parliament would be happy for non-elected EU officials to call the shots, while others would prefer non-elected British government advisers to run the show. About the only thing we can agree is that it is a mess.