When the moment came soon after 2200 hours last night, it was one to savour. All the threats, all the bluster, the sneering, the smears, the mind games were exposed as pointless nonsense: our alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson lost his first Commons vote as PM by a majority of 27. More than 20 of his own MPs rebelled and have now been expelled from the Tory Party. And for what?
A total Muppet. And Elmo from Sesame Street
Despite the shameful behaviour of Kate Hoey and John Mann, who voted to enable Bozo The Clown to go ahead and crash the UK out of the EU without a deal - Labour members in Bassetlaw please note - Johnson was humiliated. His only riposte was to claim that he still didn’t want an election (pull the other one, matey), but he would be going for one anyhow. Jeremy Corbyn saw him coming. It won’t be that simple.
Mega-brain No More
Jezza also wants an election. But Bozo only gets one if and when he takes No Deal off the table - or is forced to do so. Then it’s Game On. In the meantime, the sight of the Tory Party at its arrogant worst yesterday evening will linger long in the memory of voters who may be starting to realise that these people do not have their best interests at heart.
Worst first date ever
Cameras caught Iain Duncan Cough picking his nose and eating it. The barracking and cat-calling was disgraceful, with Speaker John Bercow reserving his sharpest admonition for Michael “Oiky” Gove. And the sight of Master Jacob Rees Mogg, sprawled out on the Government front bench, with only (yes, it’s her again) Nadine Dorries to babysit him will linger long in the memory: a sight that, once seen, can never be unseen.
So what of the great strategic mega-brain behind the mayhem? Bozo’s chief polecat Dominic Cummings apparently masterminded the whole business, and his first foray into the game of Prime Ministerial politics has been a total and abject failure. By proroguing Parliament, he and Bozo have united a majority of MPs, and, worse, a significant part of the electorate, against them. The protests are still going on.
Cummings is reportedly behind the threats to sack any Tory MP who voted against the Government. So now the Tories are short of another 21 MPs in the Commons. They are now in a minority, leaving open an opportunity for Jezza to make the case for a caretaker administration, with him at the head, to replace Bozo’s shitshow.
As for the No Deal threat, the rebels’ bill is likely to pass through the Commons and head for the Lords, where the Tories have their last chance to stop it becoming law and forcing Bozo to go to Brussels and ask for the Article 50 period to be extended once again. The right-wing press wants to shift the blame on to Corbyn, but it won’t wash: Bozo’s performance as PM has so far been abysmal, and the public knows it.
Yet worse is the prospect for Bozo that he tables a bill under the Fixed Term Parliament Act to try and force an election, only for it to be amended to make it conditional on taking No Deal off the table. This is a serious possibility. As the Tories are now well short of a majority, and there is a majority against No Deal, his bill could return to bite him.
Bozo is now a Dead Clown Walking. He wanted to become PM. This is a mess of his creation. The buck stops with him. He can now own it and sort it out. By resigning.
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