Post by fretslider on Sept 3, 2019 7:12:12 GMT -5
Boris Johnson has prorogued Parliament for a few days more than usual.
The far left has interpreted this as fascism, a coup, and dictatorship. As usual they blow any argument they might have with stupid and alarmist hyperbole. Boris has decided that as the whips cannot get the MPs into line, any Conservative MP who votes against the government in Parliament on Brexit will be deselected and barred from standing for the party again. So far, some have caved and some have not.
The issue is also being dragged through the courts. One action has been joined by former PM John Major...
BORIS JOHNSON has incurred the wrath of John Major with his plan to prorogue Parliament and the former Prime Minister has vowed to take legal action alongside Gina Miller today – but he conspicuously failed to mention he was accused of proroguing Parliament during HIS time in Downing Street.
The Queen agreed to prorogue Parliament earlier this week as Prime Minister Boris Johnson stepped up his plans for a no deal Brexit. It means Jeremy Corbyn's coalition of anti-no deal MPs will have little or no time to block a no deal exit from the EU. It has also been met with fury from former Prime Minister John Major, who is now set to "seek judicial review of the action" and back Gina Miller's legal effort. His decision sees the slightly unedifying prospect of a former Conservative Prime Minister of Britain effectively jumping on the coat tails of a private citizen's attempt to stop the elected Conservative Government's bid to enact Brexit.
"If granted permission to intervene, I intend to seek to assist the Court from the perspective of having served in Government as Minister and Prime Minister, and also in Parliament for many years as Member of the House of Commons."
What Sir John failed to mention, is that he was actually accused of proroguing himself in 1997.
As Prime Minister, he suppressed a “cash for questions” report that was catapulted to the heart of the year’s general election campaign.
Two Tory MPs were accused of taking money to ask questions in the House of Commons which eventually led to Parliament initiating an official inquiry, led by Sir Gordon Downey.
Sir Gordon began his investigation in 1997, but before he published his report, the Parliamentary session was ended for a general election.
Fact is most PMs have done it for one reason or another. Major's was a particularly shabby one. Lets remind ourselves
The Cash-for-Questions Affair: Major rocked as payments scandal grows: Minister resigns over 'cash for questions' PM reveals he knew of allegations by Harrods owner three weeks ago
Donald Macintyre @indyvoices
Friday 21 October 1994 00:02
Downey began his inquiry in early 1997, but before he published his report John Major prorogued Parliament for a general election, to be held on 1 May 1997. Which he lost. Still, the report never saw the light of day.
Beware that grey man image. He's was porking Edwina Currie when he was in No 10