Boris Johnson will get Brexit done, Boris will sell the NHS, Boris will invest, Boris can’t do maths, it’s all Boris, Boris, Boris and whichever side you’re on, there’s an awful lot of hubbub about what Boris will do.
But only a few brave souls ever read a party manifesto and most of them browse through it for the best bits or hunt something particular but the Tories are pure showbusiness, full of professions and polish and at times it can be difficult to keep your mind on what lolls behind the words.
Particularly the ones hidden between yawn-inducing promises to protect democracy and support NATO but in the bottom-right corner of text-heavy page 48 of the Tory manifesto, there hides a paragraph which could freeze the heart of everyone who reads it.
It pledges to put Boris Johnson above the law and if what this manifesto promises were to become reality, Boris Johnson would be the only person in the entire United Kingdom whose work decisions could not be ruled illegal.
His job would not be subject to 2,000 years of legal precedent, human rights laws, equality considerations, or even a freshly-minted law made by Parliament.
He’s Henry VIII, I am, I am!
And in the interests of effective government, the antiquated rights of Royal Prerogative could be used to override Parliament, so that the government and Prime Minister could act illegally, without the tiniest possibility of stopping it.
This isn’t the separation of powers, this is the concentration of power in one man, and his hand-picked gorillas.
But if Joe public was to break the law in the course of our duties, even unconsciously, they’d be up before the break, and so would everyone else in this country, with the sole exception of Her Majesty the Queen.
She can break whatever law she pleases because she owns the place and she wouldn’t try it because when her nine-times great grandfather Charles I tried it, he got his head chopped off.
It was that incident, amongst others, which meant the feudal right to rule by decree was withdrawn from the monarch and put in the hands of the people, by way of their elected government.
It was this Royal Prerogative which Theresa May was stopped from using when she wanted to trigger Article 50 without Parliamentary approval and which Boris Johnson was told off for abusing when he attempted to close Parliament for 5 weeks at a time of crisis.
It’s this right which is used by Prime Ministers to hand out honours to cronies, dignify donors, amend legislation, suspend or resume Parliament, declare war, and sign or leave international treaties.
There are three parts of our system of the government, the courts, Parliament, and the executive.
To remove the latter from the scrutiny or control of the other two would be an act of constitutional unbalancing so severe it could lead only to tyranny.
Picture a country in which the Prime Minister could Brexit or not Brexit, without anyone’s permission.
Imagine one in which the NHS could be sold, if just one person fancied the idea.
In May, the judicial investigation stopped the government hacking your computer and mobile phone without permission and in January, it gave a ruling that working single mums were having their Universal Credit miscalculated.
Two years ago, Friends of the Earth and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) successfully used it to stop the government raising the costs of judicial review, something which would have made the legal system accessible only to millionaires.
Judicial reviews are the ultimate arbitrator of what’s right, just and right and the process has, probably without you even recognising it, enhanced your life and rights. They’re also especially embarrassing if you’re a corrupt politician in the custody of a bad government.
Current judicial reviews include a request for rules about whether an English court can overrule a Scottish one on child maintenance, migrant deportations, whether a bank is liable for the sex crimes a doctor carried out during medical examinations it necessitated, criminal detentions, and international trade.
Imagine what a bad politician in charge of a bad government could do if English law was inflicted on the other 3 nations in our union without consent or if people could be deported without checks or if employers were never liable for the actions of their staff or if suspects were detained unlawfully and if international trade deals were signed in secret.
It doesn’t matter where you stand politically because such actions would make Brexit not a democratic exercise, but a democratic aversion and it would make any government, of any party, a monstrosity.
And coupled with Boris Johnson’s promise, elsewhere on page 48, to wrangle the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, it might even mean he didn’t need to call general elections as frequently as he should, or perhaps even at all.
The manifesto is, at this stage, mere words and to be enacted it requires a walloping Tory majority and two houses of Parliament packed to the roof with people who will do whatever Boris Johnson says.
It also, if you take the words at face value, needs a constitutional commission delivering a report recommending precisely what he wants it to but he’s not on course for a majority.
But he’s doing pretty well at the three-cup trick, shaking hands or getting ridiculed on the stump, reiterating the claim it’s all about Brexit and discarding whatever Labour has said – It’s not the cups that matter, it’s the pea.
No politician’s seized power like this who’s used it for good and no government was able to ignore its courts that subsequently stayed within the law and there’s no democracy which did this and remained a democracy.
Boris Johnson isn’t like Hitler, or Stalin, or Pol Pot because he’s less of an idea of what he’s doing and he’s simply attempting to push through Brexit, without the embarrassment of courts or Parliament telling him he’s doing it wrong.
But after Boris Johnson will come someone else and they will not change this power grab, they never do!
Imagine what Tony Blair or Thatcher or Corbyn could do, without the judges checking their homework and if you don’t want a dangerous Leftie doing all this, you need to ensure the current lot doesn’t give them the key.
Boris Johnson is selling you Brexit but what he intends to deliver is chaos, a president in all but name. The Queen herself would be weakened and replaced not by a temporary politician subject to public whim but shoved aside by a joint head of state with the unfettered powers of Henry VIII.
Brexit may be the means, but ‘world king’ has always been the goal and the only way to prevent this move is to spread the word and deny King Boris the majority he needs to destroy all that our country stands for.
This Tory Party isn’t a party of law and order or business. They’re a right-wing party with a potential dictator and like history has shown a ring wing government will create so much unrest and for the first time we should fear for this country.
They’ll take us back to the Victorian era and going on what they’ve done so far it won’t take them long to do it and it’s staring you in the face what they propose to do.
Manipulate our constitution for their ends!
But the British people have a right to a life without being continually ripped off by the Tory puppet masters and the fat cats squeal but they’ve kept quiet while 14 million have cowered into poverty and our young can’t obtain housing or ladders up to it.
Brexit, of course, it’s a grand distraction but really, nationalisation investment and fiscal justice are now sadly needed and it seems the new Tories don’t have the smartness or the obedience to put things right and they’re too selfish and too indifferent to give the people the money they deserve.
And if the Tories get elected and this occurs it puts them beyond reproach – That’s a dictatorship, ultimate control and we must not make this achievable.
The problem is Boris Johnson has lied so much about the NHS and other stuff he’s now believing his lies and we would be insane to vote for him and now we should let some other party sort this mayhem out, a party that’s seen what first-hand poverty is.
And it wasn’t sufficient to tell just one lie, he had to tell other lies as well, to perpetuate the initial lie, what a good example the Tories are and dictatorship and totalitarianism are slithering into existence.