If Boris is a man of his word we can look forward to a real People’s vote a General Election
Boris made his feelings known and quite public in relation to how he feels about the passing of the countries highest position from one body to the next without the decency of being democratic elected with a “mandate from the British people” into that position. In this case it seems we fully agree with Boris and look forward to him calling a General election.
Writing about the Labour prime minister Gordon Brown, who took over from Tony Blair without an election, Boris Johnson lays into Brown’s lack of “mandate from the British people”. He describes the “transition about as democratically proper as the transition from Claudius to Nero”, calling it a “scandal”, “fraud” and “nothing less than a palace coup”.
It’s the arrogance. It’s the contempt. That’s what gets me. It’s Gordon Brown’s apparent belief that he can just trample on the democratic will of the British people. It’s at moments like this that I think the political world has gone mad, and I am alone in detecting the gigantic fraud.
It is so refreshing to see a politician with this much regard for democracy. This would obviously mean if Johnson wins his coveted leadership contest we can immediately look forward to a general election. After all like Boris said of the Blair Brown transition
They voted for Tony, and yet they now get Gordon, and a transition about as democratically proper as the transition from Claudius to Nero. It is a scandal. Why are we all conniving in this stitch-up? This is nothing less than a palace coup…
He goes on to say:
Why are we all conniving in this stitch-up? This is nothing less than a palace coup… with North Korean servility, the Labour Party has handed power over to the brooding Scottish power-maniac.
Specifically on his lack of a mandate:
The extraordinary thing is that it looks as though he will now be in 10 Downing Street for three years, and without a mandate from the British people. No one elected Gordon Brown as Prime Minister…
And, the final flourish, a call for an election and a vote on the UK’s status within the EU:
Gordon Brown could appease public indignation over that, and secure the democratic mandate he needs, by asking the public to vote at once on him, on the new EU treaty, and on the implications of the devolutionary settlement. Let’s have an election without delay.
Johnson looks to be the most likely winner of the Tory leadership election, which begins in earnest this week. But he insists as prime minister he would be able to deliver Brexit without first calling a general election – in fact, he’s said Brexit needs to be done first, before a general election. And he’s ruled out a second referendum.
Never trust a Tory and always call out a Tory leadership contender’s hypocrisy.
It’s the arrogance. It’s the contempt. That’s what gets your goat. It’s Johnson’s apparent belief that he can just trample on the democratic will of the British people…
Jeremy Corbyn continued calls for General election will be ignored by Boris and the conservative Party.
In this case Boris knows:
the transition from Claudius to Nero this scandal is the only way the Tories can regain office
(Read Boris Johnson’s original column here).
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