uziq wrote:and it is specifically the conservative parties and their own apparatuses that choose these people. we've had two prime ministers in a row now that got the job without any mandate from the people, only internal leadership contests and party-politics. not only would most british people never vote for BoJo as PM, even fewer would vote for a politician campaigning on a hard brexit 'no deal' platform. absolutely shocking.
i give him until september unless he makes a drastic about-face and goes back on his election platform.
Well, May did have an election.
Otherwise unfortunately you're projecting there.
The 'British people' did
vote for Brexit, they did
vote for the Brexit party in the Euro elections, I'm sure the average moron does
believe a bumbling Churchillian man-baby is the best person to lead the country, and without any understanding of the consequences they would
vote for Boris Johnson and still
vote for a no-deal Brexit.
I think the steady dumbing down of education, political discourse and the steady brain-drain (of which I am a significant part) has left Britain a nation of morons doomed to drown in their own excrement.
I give Boris Johnson until September before he faces a no-confidence defeat and has to call an election.
may had an election and lost her mandate. it was a singular disaster. no prime minister in recent history has gambled on such a safe gain and lost so terribly. the election she called precipitated the entire current parliamentary crisis, as she lost her majority and had to suture the conservatives to the DUP. boris inherits that legacy, but worse -- if even two or three tory's defect to the lib dems or another party, then he has no majority at all and cannot even constitutionally form a government.
let's look at the numbers. 92,000 people voted for the next leader (0.2% of the population). the conservative party membership is overwhelmingly white (97%), male (71%), and septuagenarian (over half are over 65). they are not representative of the british body-politic no matter how you try to spin it. what people voted for in a referendum (52:48 split) does not suggest there is some overwhelming call from the british people for a hard no-deal brexit, either. in fact, the entire leave campaign was conducted on the mendacious lines that leaving would be easy, that we'd be better off, that the land of milk and honey would be ours, etc. in fact, a no deal brexit as pursued by johnson (now, anyway) and the hard-line european research group (i.e. british tea party) will probably make the pound drop to an equal value with the dollar, and cost the economy £90 billion a year. ok, sure, people really voted for that in all cognisance.
there is no way boris johnson would have become PM by winning an open general election, as i claimed.
very modest of you to claim you are a 'significant part' of the brain-drain. i can only hope you're kidding. is that perhaps because, being white, you consider yourself to have a bigger brain relative to other brits? phrenology is very in vogue in your household, isn't it?
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