“We have heard arguments about the importance of limiting these emergency debates. My right hon. Friend the Leader of the House is very good at keeping a straight face when he is coming out with arguments that are almost incredible. The benefits of trading solely within the WTO I will leave on one side. I am sure the North Koreans thrive under that in every conceivable way. [Laughter] I think it is only the North Koreans, the Algerians and perhaps the Serbians who do that. When the Leader of the House says how important it is that this House defends its traditions by making sure that in no circumstances can it ever debate business of its own choice, even in an emergency—and I know that he is a profound parliamentarian and deeply committed to the wellbeing of this place—his ability to keep a straight face is quite remarkable. However, I am being deflected from the serious point I was making” – Kenneth Clarke, Conservative MP of Rushcliff, Hansard, 03.09.2019)
If Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson was smart, they would surrender their smokescreen. Their play of the guards is shown now. That the deselect or took away the Whip for the 21 rebels after the voting on the motion yesterday. Just shows how lack of finesse and understanding of the Parliament is.
That is not weird considering the same fellows finds it’s a good idea to suspend the Parliament for 5 weeks and give no time to look into the final matter before withdrawing from the European Union (EU).
Johnson has had the ability to go from having a majority in Parliament to be an undertake today. His gone from +1 to about -40 MPs. This before the voting tonight on the actual bill, which will take away powers from the Prime Minister and his closest associates.
Surely, they have done what they can do, but with their actions yesterday of deselecting several of rebel MPs. It is more likely that the motion turned into a bill will be voted through today in House of Commons. There is less allies and Johnson is a minority PM. He is living on bought time. Even if he calls for an elections, the MPs might vote against him. Because, the Opposition see it is being done on a gamble and a gambit, but not in the intentions of an actual principal representation in Parliament.
We can anticipate a further hurdle today, where the Tories will gobsmack and come out of left-field. Where they have crazy amendments and suggestions, as if it will change anything. To hopefully delay the vote. Because Johnson wants to reign supreme, even when his surrounding is otherwise. If he believed in the Parliament, he would done procedure of usual 5 days suspension, but not 5 weeks. In the midst of the Brexit crisis.
That the Tories acted they way they did, they have also lost 21 more MPs combined with the one that resigned yesterday too. This means, that Johnson will go into today with less support and lesser structure around him. As he tries to get his deal. If more Tories rebel tonight, will the deselection continue and will they loose their whip?
Because, that seems likely, since the Party did it in spite. The leadership now has rebelled countless of times, but not accept rebels. Which is a rare combo. They expect loyalty, but has given no reason for why it should be given.
“Unfortunately, a section of my party has become hijacked by a narrow sector of those who voted to leave, and who are simply using the will of the people as an instrument of potential tyranny against any of those who disagree with them. That is clear to me from the stream of emails that I routinely receive. I am afraid that it has now been fuelled by the words of the Prime Minister, and, indeed—I regret to have to say this, but I will—by the words of the Leader of the House today. It was fascinating to listen to the Leader of the House. I had always imagined that he had marketed himself in politics as an individual who formed part of the grandest tradition of old-fashioned Conservatism, so I was rather surprised when I heard him say that one of his objections to why the House should do its duty was that it would interfere with the great set pieces that followed a state opening of Parliament. Of course, as a Conservative, I love the great set pieces of our constitution, but I do not think that, at a time of national emergency, my constituents in Beaconsfield would have much regard for me if I said that those great set pieces must come before my doing my duty” (Dominic Grieve, Conservative MP of Beaconsfield, 03.09.2019).
Tonight will be bloody too. Don’t expect anything else. However, don’t expect Boris to win. He lost his first vote and it will not be his last. Peace.