The Queen is not amused, and she is reportedly troubled at being drawn into the escalating Brexit mess, and if Boris Johnson loses a no-confidence vote and refuses to budge then it will be up to the Palace to determine whether the squatter should be ousted from Downing Street.
It smashes the myth that the Queen is somehow beyond party politics, but then the Queen has never been an indolent observer with a ringside throne. They have always been a significant player in the political process, and by accident of birth, they’re awarded the privilege of a private chat each week with the Prime Minister.
By accident of birth, they can request at any time a meeting of the Privy Council, peers, senior ministers, bishops and judges to ask for their opinions. By accident of birth, they sign off Charters governing the BBC, universities and, press regulation.
By accident of birth, they are given access to every government file, and we’ve endured this because we admire the personal conduct and integrity of the current head of state, but will we think the same when Prince Charles, who has repeatedly intervened in ministerial affairs, takes over?
So, not only is Brexit now endangering our representative’s parliamentary democracy, the British Constitution, and the union of the United Kingdom, it’s ultimately endangering the monarchy itself, and it now appears that all is being sacrificed at the altar of Brexit.
And it appears that Boris Johnson is leading a neo-Jacobin coup. First, you must destroy everything, the whole socio-political construct, bring the status quo crashing down in order to establish a New Jerusalem on the smouldering ashes of the ancient regime.
And if people think that immigration will end after Brexit, think again because this government are excellent at telling the people what they want to hear and the more they hear it, the more they believe it.
Next, we will be electing our own monarchs, rather than having a hereditary monarchy.
I don’t know about you, but I really like the concept of having an inherited monarchy. The problem is, it’s not actually a British monarchy, it’s more like the United Nations hereditary wise, and I’ve heard of keeping it in the family, but when is far enough before we get a deranged royal? Oh, no. I think we’ve previously had a few of those.
But of course, the public can’t elect a monarch because once you begin electing a head of state, it becomes a republic.
I can’t say that I’m thrilled about the Royal family or the Queen come to that. I can take her or leave her, it actually doesn’t bother me too much, but perhaps it is time that she got down off her throne and got her whip out and beat our government up into some sort of shape because she certainly needs to do something.
After all, this is her country as well, and the Queen might have said that she’s disappointed in Britain’s political leaders, and their failure to govern correctly, but rather than talking about it, why doesn’t she do something about it? After all, she is the Queen.
Mind you the 93-year-old monarch only mentioned it privately, and it was reported that the Queen was really dismayed over the situation and unhappy with the state of Britain’s politicians amid the Brexit disorder.
Her disappointment has possibly grown because MPs are threatening to pull her into Brexit and the United Kingdom moving closer to a no-deal under the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but the Queen stays out of political affairs of state and is known for being rigidly neutral.
Her views have rarely been exposed and this is said to be amongst the starkest political statements she is known to have made, coming as a shock to courtiers, but of course, Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on those claims.
And claims have surfaced that Tory rebels and Labour MPs plan to call on the Queen to intercede if Boris Johnson declines to leave in the wake of a Commons no-confidence vote.
Boris Johnson has reportedly agreed to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit and the Northern Irish backstop, and the UK has accepted Leo Varadkar’s proposal to meet and dates are being reviewed, and Boris Johnson told the European Union that there was no point in having new talks on a withdrawal agreement unless negotiators were prepared to drop the backstop agreed by his forerunner Theresa May.
The EU has said it’s not ready to reopen the divorce deal it agreed with Theresa May, which included the backstop, an insurance policy to block the return to a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland.
Theresa May’s deal was refused three times by British parliament, saying that the United Kingdom would remain in a customs union unless and until alternative arrangements were determined to avoid a hard border.
Boris Johnson has said Britain will leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal, and he’s stepped up preparations to leave without a divorce agreement if Brussels refuses to renegotiate, prompting some lawmakers to assume a no-deal Brexit is his intention.
The Telegraph said it was hoped a meeting between Boris Johnson and Varadkar could take place before the G7 summit in France later in August. In the meantime, former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown has said that the United Kingdom, having previously been honoured around the world for being inclusive and outward-looking, now displays a portrayal of division, prejudice and introversion.
Gordon Brown wrote that three weeks into Boris Johnson’s premiership, English nationalism is on the rise, the Conservative and Unionist party has been reincarnated as the Conservatives and Brexit, and unionism appears to be sleepwalking into oblivion.
He concluded by saying that the ideals of an inclusive outward-looking Britishness could not survive the divisiveness and chaos of a no-deal Brexit. And he said that to prevent the rise of dysfunctional nationalism, the first step was to stop no-deal in its tracks.
The Queen really should do something, perhaps dismiss this government. She should maybe make it her legacy before she leaves this planet, and she would be praised for it.
Theresa May’s agreement was denied three times by the British parliament, but an agreement that is rejected is not an agreement, but a suggestion, and I actually wonder if the Queen reads these comments, she’ll be at the end of her tether if she does.
Hopefully, Great Britain will stay in the European Union, which would be much more beneficial than being the largest trading block with our friends in Europe, and it would make much more sense to cement further relationships with them, than leaving with a no-deal.
The Queen should terminate this parliament and prevent the Conservative party from putting forward any competitors in any seat for the next General Election. The people of the United Kingdom are not happy, but then the English are not happy unless they’re miserable!
How does the Queen know what’s going on in the world while she lives in her Ivory Tower, living the closed life that she does, and does she really think that the entire country smells like new paint, with everywhere she goes being done up for just a few moments that she’s there?
But if the Queen does get drawn into this, unwillingly, I’m sure, she might have to eventually make a decision, and I’m confident that she will put the country first, whatever the people think about the rights and wrongs of having a Royal family.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re in support of the monarchy or not, myself, I’m not, but you can’t help admiring a woman who took on a job because she was born into it, who vowed to do it for the rest of her life, and has done it well as anyone could right into her 90’s.
The problem with this country is that people accept what the papers tell us, and propaganda is widespread, but what would you rather have the boring truth, or an exciting lie? Well, if you want lies, simply carry on reading the newspapers.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.
The Queen is not amused, and neither are the rest of the population.
The Tories have been in power for a decade, and all we’ve seen from this incompetent government is endless austerity cuts, underfunding and wage stagnation, and all these policies were inflicted upon the poorest in society.
But evidently, we’ve never had it so good.
And we urgently need a shift of direction in this country, and we need a fresh government that guarantees that future wealth is spread fairly across the whole of the United Kingdom. Sadly, that will never be achieved by this prevailing government or Tory lead government.
You can’t cut and slash your way to prosperity, that can only be done by investment and growth, and that’s something this government have no intention of doing, and Boris Johnson has become Prime Minister with the lowest approval ratings in living memory, but his election team doesn’t appear to be concerned because that still puts him on a significantly better footing than Jeremy Corbyn, who is considerably behind Boris Johnson on personal approval ratings.
And when the opposition fails in being a reliable option, then it puts precisely zero pressure on the government actually doing their job because they know that no matter how badly they mess up they won’t be replaced.
And it makes you want to beat their miserable heads together, and not necessarily when connected to their shoulders, and the Queen has consumed the last 70 years doing nothing but smashing champagne bottles and Ascot, but suddenly the 93-year-old has got the world’s most difficult political puzzle to solve.
But to be honest, what’s best for this nation is to do what’s in the best interest of the country, and revoking Article 50 would certainly be in the best interest of the country. We should either pass the withdrawal agreement negotiated between the United Kingdom and the EU or withdraw from Brexit altogether.
A petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked, effectively cancelling Brexit has been signed by more than six million people, but Theresa May said that it shouldn’t be revoked, but the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling last year verified that the United Kingdom could revoke Article 50 itself, without having to ask the other 27 EU countries for permission.
This could be done by writing a letter to the European Council, made up of EU heads of state, and it would remain a member of the EU on the same terms, as it has now, including keeping its budget rebate, but it did set some conditions.
The ruling said revocation should be unequivocal and unconditional, insinuating that the UK could not just revoke Article 50 in order to buy more time and then resubmit at a later date. Well, that sounds fair enough to me, our government can’t have its cake and eat it!
So, who decides? Well, the UK government has a power known as the Royal Prerogative, which allows it to do certain things including deploying armed forces, granting honours and altering international treaties without consulting Parliament.
This is the only way to prevent the devastation of a no-deal Brexit because a run on the pound was once the kind of event that disturbed a Prime Minister, now the Conservative government’s central policy will not only crash the pound but also end Britain’s manufacturing and agriculture overnight and block half the country’s transportation of food and medicines, and it seems to be showing no remorse whatsoever.
A no-deal will spell the end of Britain’s car industry and various other manufacturing divisions which depend on exports and complex supply chains. Farmers will suffer harmful tariffs overnight and many will just go under.
And revoking Article 50 would accommodate a lot of people, but I suspect that the right-wing press will let that happen because together with their billionaire-backed ogre facilities and paid rabble-rousers there will be a lot of political objection to dispense with.