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Brexit, Elections, Resignation…What is Boris up to? (Video)

Brexit, Elections, Resignation…What is Boris up to? (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris try to decode what UK PM Boris Johnson is planning to do with Brexit following a House of Common’s coup against his no-deal strategy.

The UK, and the entire world, hangs on Boris’ next move.

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Via RT…

While UK parliament has shot down PM Boris Johnson’s bid for a general election next month, there’s no excuse for further delays once the risk of a no-deal Brexit is removed from the table, former MP George Galloway told RT.

Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party all abstained from voting to hold early general elections, leaving only 298 MPs in support – woefully short of the required two-thirds majority to pass the measure on Wednesday.

However, Johnson requested the opposition take the time to “reflect overnight,” which is “parliamentary code for ‘negotiations are going on behind the scenes’,” the former MP and RT contributor pointed out, adding that the MPs used to call this sort of thing “behind the speaker’s chair.”

Once the October 31 Brexit deadline is out of the way – and with it the possibility of a no-deal Brexit postponed – Labour will have “no excuse at all for refusing a general election,” Galloway said, predicting that the rebels who had been so vociferously demanding a contest up until “just the other week” would return to clamoring for it.

The measure to stop a no-deal Brexit by asking the EU for an extension is almost certainly a done deal, Galloway explained, with a caveat:

Unless something dramatic happens in the House of Lords – which can’t be ruled out, because they intend to sit all night and filibuster this bill.

Galloway noted that “giving to the EU the power to extend [the Brexit deadline] indefinitely” is a “very dangerous move indeed.”

“My prediction? There’ll be an election in early November,” even though it is a “very bad month to have a general election.”

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The weather is poor, the nights are dark and it’s only in extreme cases of parliamentary emergency that Britain traditionally goes to the polls in November, December, January, even February.
Labour’s decision to prioritize stopping a no-deal over trying to get into power as soon as possible “will cost them dearly when an election does come,” journalist Neil Clark believes. “Having called repeatedly for an election for the last two years, it doesn’t look good that when they finally get the chance of one, they turn it down.”

The new general election is inevitable, agrees former Brexit Party member and MEP David Coburn. “I think, he [Boris Johnson] will get it [elections] in the end. But it will be difficult. Johnson can put through a legislation that simply changes the fixed-term parliament act so that he only needs a 50 percent majority.”

We need an election to clear those Euro-fanatics and have a Parliament that will be more representative of the people of the UK and of what they want.

If that general election does come to pass, and Johnson comes out on top, Brexit is “a done deal,” journalist George Szamuely predicted, noting that Johnson is likely to succeed.

However, if voters “take out all their resentment against the Conservative Party in the general election” and Labour takes the reins, “I don’t think there’ll be Brexit,” Szamuely continued. A second referendum would no doubt follow, “in which case they’ll continue with these endless negotiations, or it might go against the result of the first referendum.” In that case, all of this political agony has been for naught.

Britain will just continue limping along with this kind of on-again, off-again relationship to the EU.

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Bit hard to believe that no one in the government thought of the possibility that Labour wouldn’t go for an election. But Boris had to try because he knew his own side Remainers would make a move to sabotage No deal Brexit, after all he has no majority. At least he has flushed out the more extreme Remainers. Bearing in mind Labour’s refusal of an election I hope he has the sense to refuse Queen’s Assent to the blocking Bill.

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I missed that last part to the queens ascent to blocking the bill. Care to explain?

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Screwloose
cudwieser
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cudwieser

Christ I’m sorry I asked. Seriously though I’ll give it another read, but UK politics is a contrived mess at a superficial level. We really need to raise a phoenix from the ashes with an actual constitution and powers as people to protect it.

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Michael McNulty

Once Corbyn has helped to stop Brexit our MPs will have no reason to give him an election so I doubt there’ll be one. Millions of us are desperate to see the back of the cruel Tories and Corbyn refused, all so he could overturn Brexit, all the while using doublespeak to call it democracy. He has betrayed too many of his working class Brexit voters, so I doubt Labour will get enough votes to form the next government. I paid £25 to join Labour to vote for Corbyn as leader, but I’m not voting for anybody who will dismiss… Read more »

Arby
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A lot of (principled) working class people voted for Corbyn, not knowing what a faker he is. People don’t read (books and online) and, worse, they get their knowledge of the world and God from corporate owned media. Ergo…

Arby
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All of this is getting too complicated for me. I’m not super clever. I am trying to get a handle on this by examining offerings from a few good websites, namely The Duran, Craig Murray, Finian Cunnningham (Strategic Culture Foundation) and, most importantly for this working person, the WSWS. WSWS are my compass.

As for the Labour Party, it’s trash. I’d like it to be real. It isn’t. It’s leader is fake, fake, fake.

Arby
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Business in the UK is not truly bothered by faker Corbyn.

Arby
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Alex: Give us your version of good nationalism, since you’re a nationalist (something that is usually negative, since most people are bad). I like one form of nationalism but the rightwing version of nationalism. I’m white but I have zero use for white supremacy. I’m a wage slave and have no use for capitalism, any form (including State capitalism, aka socialism for the rich) and that’s not just because I’ve lost in the game. ‘Riches for the strongest’ is a game in which there ‘has to be losers’. It features inequality. I believe in socialism for all, or, if you… Read more »

Arby
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correction: I don’t like the rightwing version of nationalism.

TEP
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TEP

I was hoping for fresh analysis on this issue but this is outdated analysis from RT published several days ago.
Very disappointing.

James Williams
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I have taken my eye off the ball for a couple of days due to other commitments. So, are we leaving on 31st Oct or not?

BobValdez
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Likely not, unless Johnson comes up with some nuclear option.

TEP
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TEP

I would guess the odds are now distinctly in favour of Oct 31st exit with no deal, and I think Merkel et al know it. Johnson will refuse to ask the EU for an extension and there is very little the parliamentary Remainer vandals can do about it. Will Johnson be prosecuted for breaking the law? I sincerely doubt it.

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TEP

I think the UK will leave the EU without a deal on Oct 31st and the EU knows it. Johnson can simply refuse to ask the EU for an extension, thereby allowing the UK to crash out. Sure, parliament can insist Johnson is prosecuted for breaking the law, but the UK will have left the EU and Johnson can extend his middle finger (and/or invite the opposition to eat his shorts) to see what happens … which is not much I suspect.

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