BORIS, THE RESCUER OF BREXIT? (OR JUST THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY?)
We now live in a country where if you rely on the mainstream media for your information then you will be misinformed!
A good example of this was all the hype about Boris’ Government being dominated by hard-lined Leavers. The longstanding Eurosceptic MP for Wokingham, Sir John Redwood, put us straight on that with this tweet:-
“There has been much misleading comment masquerading as analysis about the nature of the new Cabinet.
There are just two members who voted against the Withdrawal Agreement on all three occasions it came forward, and three who voted against it on two of the three occasions.
There are fourteen who voted Remain plus the Chief Whip.
The big majority of the Cabinet supported Mrs May’s Withdrawal Agreement, and some were particularly vocal in urging others to do so.”
Boris of course has been a breath of fresh air in whacking Labour all over the court in the parliamentary tennis match. Boris does also talk a good line in positivity and also of getting us out of the EU by the 31st October “do or die”. He is also claiming that he is not going to call a General Election before the delivery of Brexit.
Despite this assurance Boris’ behaviour is sounding rather like preparations for a General Election. The new Leader of the House, Jacob Rees-Mogg, dared Remainers to pass an Act of Parliament revoking the Article 50 Notice. This may well be part of a strategy to trigger a General Election on the ticket of trying to get Brexit “over the touch line”.
If so, it should be remembered that all the Tory Remainer rebels, the Gaukes, the Stewarts the Letwins, the Grieves, etc., will get re-elected if the Conservatives do well because there will not have been time to purge them from standing. An early General Election, whilst good for getting Conservative candidates re-elected, may not help in the slightest with the parliamentary difficulties over Brexit.
I do think one of the litmus tests of whether or not Boris’ Government genuinely is willing to allow a ‘no deal’ Brexit, is whether or not they show an interest in supporting our “Defend Brexit” case.
To my knowledge Jacob Rees-Mogg has been spoken to about the Brexit case by at least three people, as well as, of course, being general knowledge amongst Conservative MPs because of the House of Commons Library’s briefing. It wasn’t therefore a surprise to see in this video clip that Jacob Rees-Mogg knew about the case >>>
What was interesting, however, was to see somebody who is not a lawyer trying to make out that he had some information about the case’s chances of success!
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments were particularly disingenuous when you consider that he was very happy to talk about his colleague, Bill Cash’s case, which has never actually been a case at all, let alone had any merit, since no proceedings have actually even been issued and it would now be too late to do so.
So his answer isn’t in fact about whether our case has any merits, his answer is instead indicative of what the Conservative Government under him and Boris are thinking of doing with the case.
If the real intention of Boris’ Government was to get the UK Out of the EU with ‘no deal’, then not defending our case would be the easiest way to achieve that for them. It would not then be possible for Parliament to block either the case or thus Brexit. It would also not be possible for Parliament to legislate to prevent it. It would simply be declared as the law by the court, at which point there would be nothing that any of the Remainer Establishment figures could do about it. If that outcome does not suit Boris’ Government that must be because they have some other agenda.
My suspicion is that their agenda is simply to bolster the Conservative Party’s position in a General Election to be announced. This could be perhaps in October to take place in November when the clocks have gone back. It is then dark when people return from work. This will dramatically reduce Labour’s advantage in having an estimated a quarter of a million canvassers.
I may be proved wrong, but if so, I would expect the case to be given a fair wind by Government.
Let us see what happens!