I never thought I would need to write this. However, I have to say that I now realise that the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is biased. In deciding that Bonkers Boris had prorogued parliament illegally, Lady Hale and her judicial chums exhibited complete and undeniable bias. The Supreme Court judges were clearly biased in favour of the rule of law. They were also biased in favour of Governments having to abide by that law. Plus, the judges were obviously biased in support of the sovereignty of parliament.
Yet, the outcry against the “undemocratic” judgement and the totally arrogant “strong disagreement” with the ruling by Boris the Bonker is amazing. The very people who voted “leave” in order to “restore the sovereignty of our parliament” are the ones who are now vehemently opposed to that being assured by our law lords. Even worse is the Government saying it will “accept” the Supreme Court’s decision. For goodness sake, this is the highest court in the land. There is no “acceptance” of what they say; they are supreme. They say it, and that is it. It is the law. You can’t decide whether to accept it or not.
Boris, the Bonkers Bonker, appeared in the House of Commons only to say that he thought the Supreme Court was wrong. Not one glimmer of contrition. Not an apologetic whisper. Not any sense that he has been shown, legally, to be a liar and out for his own ends and not those of the country. He was trying to say he was representing the view of “the people” against “the establishment”. A Tory Toff from Eton, effectively suggesting that Lady Hale, as a comprehensive schoolgirl from Yorkshire, was “the establishment”. He really is deluded.
All we got from the “Prime” Minister was bluster, arrogance, and downright rudeness – at one point saying “Humbug” in response to emotional requests to temper his language in respect of the murdered MP Jo Cox. And then he worsened the situation by saying that the best way to honour the memory of Jo was to get Brexit done. Did he not know that Jo Cox campaigned for “remain”? The fact that he does not even consider this to be any kind of embarrassment or error shows that he is unable to reflect on his own behaviour. Being unaware of the impact of your own behaviour is a symptom of serious personal issues.
Similarly, before Boris spoke, his mate “Govey Govey” read a speech so rapidly that you could hardly make out a word. That’s symptomatic of stress and the desire to fudge things. He was quietly, calmly and incisively questioned on his rant by the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Kier Starmer. Yet, not one of his questions was answered by Govey Govey, who instead tried to make jokes about the Labour Party conference. But the jokes were so feeble that even though he smugly smiled, even his own supporters couldn’t raise a titter.
It was left to the business leaders who Govey Govey had met the previous day to put us straight. In his speech, Govey Govey said that various business sectors were now “ready” for a no-deal Brexit. However, the business leaders who had been present at that meeting said there was no way anyone could have left with that impression. That’s as close as you are going to get to them saying Govey Govey was lying. But you already thought he was because his lips were moving. It’s seemingly not just Boris who is prepared to fib.
So, where does this leave us regarding Brexit? Closer to implosion. The real reason the cabinet is blustering and lying its way towards October 31st is that if they do not achieve Brexit on that date, they know they will lose the next election. Indeed, it will be the end of the Tory party as we know it. The cabinet knows that, and so what we are witnessing are the death throes of a political party in terminal decline. That’s why Boris and his cronies will do anything, literally anything – including breaking the law – to get Brexit through.
However, as the Supreme Court ruled unanimously, nobody is above the law. The law regarding Brexit is clear. The “Benn Act” means that we cannot have “no-deal”. There MUST be a deal, or there MUST be an extension. The state of the anger with Boris means he has incinerated his chances of getting support for a deal. And he cannot ask for an extension as that will lead to Conservative outcry. He has nowhere to go, which is why his behaviour is so erratic and unstable. He is worse than a rabbit in the headlights; he is a hedgehog under the edge of the car tyre.
Bye-bye, Boris.Picture from: Diliff [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons