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September 4, 2019

Orrrdduurrr

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:04 am

Not related to Alameda at all but I have been absolutely fascinated by what’s going on in the UK at this very moment.

Yesterday, the slim majority held by the Conservative party (which then pushed Boris Johnson into the Prime Minister’s seat) was lost when a member crossed over to the other side which sort of imploded the grand plans made when prorogation was requested and granted by the Queen.

And, then a bunch of members from the Prime Minister’s own party crossed over and voted to, essentially, undermine the Prime Minister’s agenda.   And then those members — 21 of them — were removed from the Conservative party.

I mean, does the political drama get any better than that?

And then, today, during a Prime Minister question time, this happened:

It’s amazing how awesomely confrontational British politicians are and how even members of individual parties are actually willing to stand up to the “leader” of their party when he’s doing all the wrong things.  Unlike a certain party we have here in the US.  It didn’t even take them that long to act and we have years of enabling.

6 Comments »

  1. you know they are in trouble when they resort to a word no one has ever heard before

    Comment by MP — September 4, 2019 @ 6:13 am

  2. My cousins in England regularly lament what a hole they’ve sunk into with Johnson. I regularly remind them it could be a whole lot worse, that we’d take Johnson any day over Il Duce.

    Comment by dave — September 4, 2019 @ 6:29 am

    • And would you take Biden, who’s got his head completely up China’s ass instead of Il Duce? At least Trump has a much clearer understanding and approach to China.

      Comment by Jack — September 4, 2019 @ 3:36 pm

  3. Kick them out. The British people voted three years ago to leave the EU. What’s unbelievable is that opposition politicians “who know better” have delayed it. In Hong Kong, when the people stand up to the oppressive PRC we praise it. In Britain, they did the same thing asserting their independence from unelected EU bureaucrats.

    Comment by Nowyouknow — September 4, 2019 @ 8:21 am

    • They did, as in kicking Winston Churchill’s grandson out of the Conserv. Party for defying Boris and “favoring unelected EU bureaucrats” https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/uk/nicholas-soames-expelled-churchill-gbr-intl/index.html

      What’s unbelievable to a non-expert like me are politicians in all parties who probably do know better, but have treated a little bit of partisan advantage/control at the margins as the main goal. OK, when I said “unbelievable”, that was an exaggeration.

      Comment by MP — September 4, 2019 @ 8:41 am

    • Hell of a lot of difference between PRC and the EU. The US might have a small amount pull in the EU. We have none (apparently) to China’s slowly swallowing of Southeast Asia (land and sea), much like Japan in WW2 except they’re doing it with the knowledge that nobody will interfere.

      The future belongs to China.

      Comment by Jack — September 4, 2019 @ 9:32 am


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