Last week’s events at Westminster were unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in UK politics, and over the last three years, as the Brexit chaos has staggered from crisis to crisis, as the last Prime Minister was compelled to quit, and the present Prime Minister relinquishes control of the House of Commons, and in the last few days we appear to have entered completely unknown territory.
First, there was the Supreme Court’s ruling that Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully when he closed down Westminster for five weeks.
Of course, it had been patently evident to everyone that his claims that he needed to shut down Parliament in order to work on his legislative agenda were total garbage, the only thing he wanted to close down was any attempt by MPs to scrutinise his Brexit strategies.
It’s truly historic and unprecedented in our current democracy that a Prime Minister has been held to have violated the law in order to, in the words of the Supreme Court, frustrate or prevent the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions.
The UK Government wasn’t defeated in court on a technicality. It was a unanimous decision by all 11 judges, and we should pay tribute to the campaigners in England and those in Scotland, led by the SNP’s Joanna Cherry MP, who brought those court actions, but Boris Johnson’s week of shame didn’t end there.
Yanked back to Parliament to explain himself, rather than apologise or show any remorse, he instead blamed everybody else, using some of the worst language ever articulated by any politician in the House of Commons.
And when one MP pleaded with him to tone down his incendiary vocabulary, reminding him of the horrendous killing of MP Jo Cox just before the Brexit referendum, he described her remarks as humbug.
Politicians, particularly in leadership positions, must strive to act respectfully in everything they do, whether this is on a national level in parliament and the media, online, or locally in our constituencies, and when that agenda of respect slips and conduct isn’t of the standard expected, we shouldn’t waver for one moment to condemn it, and after Boris Johnson’s deplorable conduct last week, it’s never been more apparent that in both his deeds and his words that he’s not fit to be Prime Minister, and he needs to be removed from power as soon as possible.
Boris Johnson needs to go because he’s a disgrace, and he should take his cabinet with him as well because they’re all the same.
Boris Johnson isn’t sorry he did it, he’s sorry he got caught with his pants down, and party politics aside, any Prime Minister needs to have integrity. This one has none and it’s time for a change.
Boris Johnson isn’t going away, and he won’t go away until he’s well and truly shoved and shoved hard because the man has no shame, but none of this should come as a surprise to anyone because Boris Johnson’s deception and egotistical superiority were all very well documented prior to his election as Party Leader, and there might be lifelong Conservative voters out there, but I can’t see them ever voting for Boris Johnson again.
It’s amazing that Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab are still implying that it wasn’t a breach of restriction, or that the public perceived it to be, and the sheer contempt he’s holding for the people of this country is incredible – he’s not fit to run a bath, let alone a country, and now hopefully the public are beginning to see this.