Opinion: The Truss cabinet is filled with the ERG

The European Research Group (ERG) is a group within the Parliamentary Conservative Party that provides research and co-ordinates activity – such as public letters on Brexit and informal organisation – for eurosceptic Conservative MPs. Mark Francois took over as chair in February 2020. Previous chairs include Jacob Rees-Mogg, Steve Baker and Suella Braverman” (UkandEU.ac.uk – ‘What is the European Research Group (ERG)?’, 21.09.2022).

The ERG who was vital part of the hard-Brexit and the ones pushing for a hardline Brexit in consideration to the Brexit. Now has a vital voice in the cabinet of Liz Truss. She has already appointed three former ERG Chairman, which happens to be Suella Braverman, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Chris Heaton-Harris. Truss has also appointed members of ERG like James Cleverly, Therese Coffey, Brandon Lewis, Kit Malthouse and Penny Mordaunt.

One of them is the Secretary of State to Northern Ireland, Chris Heaton-Harris. He will have a say and possible continue the defeating arch of revising the Northern Ireland Protocol. Truss is putting a lot of power into the ERG. If you thought this was bad. It is becoming more worse than this…

The other one is Jacod Rees-Mogg has become the Secretary for State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. After seeing the display and contempt of everything this man have done over the years. Rees-Mogg is surely lucky to be entitled to have yet another ministerial post.

The third is Penny Mordaunt been appointed to the Lord President of the Council and the Leader of the Commons. She will surely have leverage and have power. Not like the Chief whip, but it’s saying something when an ERG get this position too.

The fourth is Brandon Lewis who was appointed to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. That’s a powerful office and he could certainly sway legislation here. This is most certainly a win for the ERG.

The fifth appointment is Suella Braverman who is appointed to the Secretary of State of the Home Department. This will have a lot of say in regard to migration, refugees and the border control. She will take off where Priti Patel left off. In the mirror of ERG. We know it won’t be anything better.

The sixth appointment is James Cleverly will be the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. We are seeing the ERG is getting vital positions and this is another one.

The ERG has the Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland. That is ensuring their will in this Cabinet. Truss has secured and given lots of power to the ERG. In such a manner, that the way legislation and policies will be written. Will be in the hardline and anti-Europe spirit.

This is without looking at all the other re-appointments and other well-known figures, which has circulated over the years the Tories has been in power. That was to be expected, plus a few not accepting a new office. Since they will not serve under others than Boris Johnson. Because, Boris is the epitome of leadership…

Well, Truss are now proving that she will not fight for remain or return to membership in the European Union. That is very obvious with the appointments sine last night. Her cabinet is a bastion of ERG.

So, expect the Eurosceptics to have a huge say and will ensure their ideals will reign supreme. Not that’s it shocking, but it’s certainly saying a lot by doing this. We will know if she appoints more. However, when there is already so many of them as a part of the cabinet. We can just know what sort of days that is ahead. There will be continued red-herrings and further bureaucracy, which will harm industry, movement and whatever, which was some of the benefits of being part of the European Common Market or Shengen. Peace.

Opinion: Truss can swiftly turn into the albatross

Today it’s official that there is new leader of the Conservative Party (Tories) and a Prime Minister. She happens to be the Member of Parliament of Norfolk since 2010, Elizabeth Truss. Truss inherits a shackled state of affairs, economic hardships and rising inflation. As the PM she has to steer the internal conniving within the party and outside pressure as well.

Truss is inheriting a state of friction. Years of mismanagement and bloated arrogance. The Tories have run on austerity for the welfare programs and the NHS. While giving tax-levies to the wealthy. The Tories have run on prestigious campaigns like Brexit, which has only worsened the financial distress of the Kingdom.

Truss is taking over right after the era of Boris Johnson. Just like Boris Johnson took over for Theresa May. Things are slowly reformed or backtracked. Truss has hurdles a head. The cost of living is rising. The inflation is costing and the affects of Brexit is hurting the nation. There are not only the downturn of the COVID-19 Lockdowns, but also the Brexit itself.

That’s why you know will struggle ahead… and Truss will not have many moments to change it. She has herself voted against climate change, welfare benefits and other positive changes for the future. Truss have always voted for reducing the tax rate on corporations. Liz has voted in favour of stronger enforcement of immigration rules and stricter asylum system. She has voted for the GPs so they can buy services on behalf of their services. Truss has also voted for the referendum on UK’s membership in the EU, also directly against the UK membership in the EU; in the same vein voted against EU Integration and voted against EU nationals rights to remain in the UK. I have found these voting patterns on TheyWorkForYou.com and you can find even more information there.

It is telling what sort of political belief she has, as she had the years from David Cameron (2010-2016), Theresa May (2016-2019) to Boris Johnson (2019-2022). Truss have been a minister and held various of offices since then. It is not like she’s rookie or a new person. She will continue where Boris left off. This isn’t a clean slate and expect well known faces to return to cabinet. There haven’t been a new election or primaries to change the composition of the Parliament. The Tory MPs remains the same and some will not show up. However, many will accept a new role under the leadership of Truss. Though they are as idle or as incompetent as they were under May or Johnson. That will not change overnight…

What is striking with the financial distress, cost of living crisis and energy shortage. The new PM is having issues from the on-set. That is just telling what sort of hectic mess Boris is leaving behind. The landscape is in ruins and the Tories has created this. Now a new Tory is supposed to fix it. However, she has still the same sort of people to align with. It isn’t like she has new faces or people with new energy. No, she has to revitalize the government and it’s policies with the same sort of supporting cabinet.

Truss is the 4th PM within 6 years. That is not a long time serve or to make a difference. To takeover from Johnson is just even more striking. The fallacies are endless. We don’t know how much his populism and elitism has destroyed over the years. Neither do we know, if Truss will continue his hardline and reckless behaviour in office. Truss has to be different, because she inherits a mess.

Truss isn’t getting the golden goose or the massive load of victories. No, Truss can become the albatross of the government. She can become the heavy weight and possibly the handicap of it. Instead of being a superior or a respected leader. She is the last one before a new round of snap elections. Since she knows that she more legitimacy and backing than what she has now.

Truss was able to conquer the internal battle to become PM. However, she haven’t won the hearts and the minds of the people. Neither has the Tories shown any redemption for their actions. No, they have just changed faces and the head of state.

If her history serves her right. We will see quick releases and backtracking them. Especially, if the policy backfires and doesn’t sound popular. Truss will have to dance on the knives edge and won’t have wiggle room. Yes, Boris was able to get away with things for far to long. Though I doubt she will have the same options or possibilities in office. They will quickly turn on her like they did with Theresa May.

This here will be a race and from now on… Truss cannot loose and if she does. There will be severe consequences. In such a manner, that she would regret even fighting for the office. No one wants to become an albatross, but Truss could suddenly find herself being one. Peace.

United Kingdom: Priti Patel MP letter to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP (05.09.2022)

Opinion: The Tories are in shambles…

The debate yesterday between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak only shows how bad the things are in the Conservative Party. Yes, the party has been inept and out of bound towards the troubles it has created. The Tories are the party who has reigned the United Kingdom for over 10 years and still inevitably not able to fix anything substantial. Alas, that is the main issue here.

The two leaders, the Foreign Secretary and former Chancellor has experience. They have both been in office and served in the Her Majesties Government. Still, by every day they seem like a nightmare that one of them is taking over for Boris Johnson. Not that Boris set the bar high either. To the contrary he depleted it and abolished the bar completely. In such a manner that codes of conduct or the Nolan Principal was sort of erased.

As an outsider… I have no faith in either of them. They are not honest actors or leaders, which I could trust or see as fit. One of these two will become the Head of State by default. Just because the Tories currently hold the most seats in Parliament and won the last election. Not because any of these two fought for the voters or any significant cause. No, they just the most cunning within the ruling party.

There is nothing that looks sincere or real about it. They are both willing to act and say things in stark contrast to the enacted laws, the budgets they have passed and the total package of legislation, which they have vouched for over the years. So, when these speaks of the rising poverty, the rising inflation and the burden of ordinary people. Well, these two was part of the party that made things worse and haven’t sorted things out.

Instead these two are the likes that blames France for troubles for citizens and lorries with goods to cross to Calais from Dover. They wouldn’t take any responsibility for supporting or standing behind the Brexit agreement. Neither would they boldly say that the Brexit is the reason for a drastic downturn, which would have happen with or without COVID-19. The Ukraine conflict is just amplifying the financial burdens, but it was already bleak. That was something they both knew and cannot run away from.

So, when they are trying to outsmart and sound like they will fix things. Well, as long as they are honouring the Brexit. There will be little to no changes, but as a Third Country things will only get harder. The realities of lack of movement to Europe and blocking Europeans from direct short-term visits. Will only hurt more industries and make it less accessible. Why go to rainy London and have to apply in advance? When you can just go to sunny Barcelona or be in Rome. There is no need to feel the fog or try to get a Paddington teddy-bear then.

Therefore, the Tories are in a pickle. A pickle they have created for themselves and everyone has to live through. No matter who becomes the captain there is no easy way out. Especially, if the fatigue and the lack of trust continues. Not like the fellow aspirants oozes of that or shows any significant flair of sorts. No, they are just the run-of-the-mill careerist politicians. Who are willing to say anything to be elected and follow wherever the wind takes them.

It hasn’t been a soft journey since David Cameron resigned. From there it’s been hurricanes and earthquakes. Still, the party has moved from the messy Theresa May to the scandalous Boris Johnson. Whatever Truss or Sunak delivers. Well, they haven’t the need to do much to look better. However, they have no time to prove their qualities either. Because, things aren’t getting better, but instead worse. That’s all on their own making and with factors they couldn’t foresee.

Now, these two leaders has to prove for the electorate in the Tory party. That they are the person to bring it forward and continues the reign. Nevertheless, it just seems hopeless. These two will only show what is wrong with the party and why it got here. They will not solve anything or make it better. No, that’s only possible with a General Election and new Members of Parliament. Because, right now…

It is grim and these two aren’t it. I cannot see them achieving or making a difference. They will only serve the elite and their needs. While adding more burdens on the working class and their disadvantaged financial situation. Just like the Tories a moment ago allowed companies under industrial action to hire people while others are striking. Taking away the rights and helping the companies instead. That’s the sort of individuals we are speaking of here. The sort of gallivanting for the rich and speaking softly to the poor. This is what they do and I don’t get how the public got tricked by this.

These two will only show the sinister side of the Tories. Which has been on full display of late. They will not try to change or see any reasons too. These two will only continue the reckless legacies and the abysmal legislations. The ones that tearing people apart and leaving no hope for the future. While either blaming the victims of it or the EU. Peace.

United Kingdom: Joint Committee on Human Rights letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel MP on the Rwanda-UK Asylum-Agreement (21.07.2022)

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Northern Ireland: 52 MLAs signs off on a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson (13.06.2022)

Opinion: Boris will never take any responsibility for his own actions

Today is a day of reckoning, but don’t expect anything to come out of it. No, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government will never be hold accountable. They haven’t answered for the dead or unnecessary pains and suffering during the lockdowns. The PM haven’t answered for Partygate and haven’t paid his dues for that even. While students, citizens and others has lost their careers over the same plights.

That the industries are hurt by the “Third country” regulations isn’t the fault of the government. No, the people are just producing wrong products and not working hard enough. The ones producing whiskey and struggling to sell it through the new protocols to the European Common Market. Tough love and live with it. The same with the seafood and shell-fish industry, which has been severely hurt by Brexit. There been so many people who has lost their livelihoods or made it harder to trade.

Alas, it isn’t only the Northern Ireland Protocol that is the issue. It is just red-herrings upon red-herrings. The Bank of England dropping a report of a weekly loss of £440m, which only shows the costs of the Brexit. This is all across and the unemployment is growing, a strong stagnation and the years of austerity isn’t achieving anything. The poor is getting less and the rich has shell-companies with headquarters in Dublin. Therefore, they are not feeling the pinch, but the citizens are feeling it.

I don’t know how many times I have seen pictures of Tesco’s and Asda’s where there is lack of fruits and vegetables. Because, the lorries and the companies are not able to get enough produce through the protocols post-Brexit. The PM and his party promised less red-tape and throw forms in the bin. However, the industries, shipping-companies and everyone has been hit with more. There isn’t a soft movement and people are getting charged with the additional costs. If they can even afford or have the time to import it.

The citizens are even shocked of the prices of roaming data on their cellphones in Europe. The United Kingdom is a real third country and can banish asylum-seekers to Rwanda. However, the costs of trading and the financial implications are hitting home. Londongrad is hit and the financial institutions are damaged too. The businesses of UK aren’t the same as before and the downgrade is bound to happen.

The Tories has damaged the economy and internally it’s a reason why Labour is in control of Wales. Why the Scottish National Party (SNP) is the majority in Scotland and now the Sinn Fein has a majority in Northern Ireland. That’s because everyone else has reacted to the means and the ways the Tories have been governing of late. It is a reaction to the current affairs and belief that someone else actually knows what they are doing.

Boris Johnson promised a microwave ready deal and easier life. The only thing his delivering is higher costs, stagnation and worse financial forecasts. The state is losing and things are not looking better. The Tories has depleted and ensured measures that is hurting the economy. It is just like they got the freedom outside of the EU, but didn’t consider the implications of it and thought it would be without a price. Now the costs and the bills are coming to the public and the exporting industries.

While Boris doesn’t care… his just happy the pints and the wine-and-dine during the lockdown didn’t cost him anything. He only paid minor fines and didn’t have any real consequences to him. That’s why his not concerned that people having plights, that the working-class is struggling and the poor is left behind. They just have to pick up his slack and hope for magic to cover expenses. However, his party and associates don’t care. They just wants your votes and abandon you afterwards.

The proof of the remainers and the messages of possible damage of a Brexit has all come true. The results are now here and the people are feeling the pinch. The Tories doesn’t care and their arrogance is without no end. It is really unique… and they are proud of it too. The entitlement and they are not fearing the possible outrage of the people either. They just know and think they can dupe the public in the next snap-elections or whatnot. Since, the Labour, Liberal-Democrats or Greens aren’t that strong alone, but if they forge an alliance. They can become a threat to the Tories. As long as that doesn’t happen. These folks will believe they will have the majority again and think they can trick the public to vote for them again.

That the public votes for these sleazes are amazing. It is like they want the suffering and the plights. They want people who looks down upon them and demean them. That take away their benefits and gives tax-cuts to the rich. This is what the Tories does and people should be aware of this.

Boris Johnson isn’t just a liar, but he doesn’t want to be held accountable. If he is… he skips it and jump over the hurdles. Hoping that an international crisis can get people to forget about the current issues at home. He has created a lot of this. The Brexit problems and costs are self-inflicted by him and him only. Boris said everything was fine-and-dandy, but that wasn’t the truth.

Now, he got to take credit and be responsible. However, don’t expect it. It isn’t his kind. His not the sort of man that wants to be held to account. He rather be held in contempt and move-on to the next. Peace.

Opinion: Patel would have blocked her own parents from entering the United Kingdom

Home Secretary Priti Patel and her Home Office would with today’s rules and laws blocked her own parents from entering the United Kingdom. This means, if the rules that she has set fourth and made into law would make it impossible for her to become a Member of Parliament and Minister. That says something about how draconian the laws has become.

The newest Immigration Bill will make it impossible and illegal for refugees and asylum-seekers, which doesn’t come through resettlement schemes. That means the ones who flee war, famine and political prosecution faces not only lack of protection and neither able to re-unit with their families. The ones helping the refugees and asylum-seekers are also facing the law.

We also know that the United Kingdom, the Tories and Patel has in addition signed an agreement for “offshore” operation in Rwanda. This is all in combination and shows the viciousness towards immigrants in the United Kingdom. The UK who has at one point colonized nations, islands and whatnot across the world. Is now blocking the world from coming home.

Patel and the Conservative Party of the UK is showing it’s lack of tolerance, respect and value of life. As they are so openly cruel, inhumane and so deeply flawed. This is really an attack on immigration, the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees.

That is the plan and aims of this, as they are wanting to have laws to ensure the asylum-seekers and the ones coming can be detained, returned or sent to a Third-Country instead of getting visa or become naturalised into the United Kingdom. Because, with this sort of laws, the UK is legitimately only allow the ones with paper or ability to file it really. Unless, they are allowed through the processing of the United Nations. While the rest can be sent away or be destined to uncertainty in Rwanda. This is how it seems and what they are willing to do.

The United Kingdom is clearly becoming unfriendly and an island fortress. Because, it is really rich to know that the parents of Patel wouldn’t have gotten through this system. She is basically targeting her own and the kind who came before. This would have blocked the Windrush Generation and others who has come to the UK.

That is just showing how the UK has become. This a result of the independence after Brexit, as the European Union (EU) wouldn’t have accepted these rules and neither would the EU organizations. It is just bound to happen and would have become hostile between Brussels and London. Now, it is just London against the world. While the UK has to adhere to the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU. Nevertheless, the UK and the Tories shows how heartless they are.

People thought the UK-Rwanda deal was a just a one-time thing. No, it is a part of system and legality of which the Tories are changing things. Patel and her Home Office just shows what they are willing to do. This is people in need, fleeing and trying to get away to a safe place. The UK isn’t that place, but a new hostile environment.

The Tories, Patel and everyone who aides the London Government right now. Just shows their insincerity and how they are not concerned about the plights of the asylum-seekers or refugees. The UK is showing the world what sort of state it is, as they want to ensure only the allocated or the ones they are abided to keep after international law is getting there. The rest is after own needs and not if people need protection. Because, they can be easily banished or blocked from entry, possibly even arrested or arrest the one giving them shelter. Also, ensuring the asylum-seeker doesn’t try to or is able to bring his-or-her family to re-unite in the UK.

If that isn’t telling and showing what sort of government there is in London right now. Nothing is and its vicious, brutal and inhumane. That’s who is ruling and running the Home Office right now. A sort of person that is making laws, which her own family and parents would have become qualified to enter. If that isn’t saying something. Nothing is… remember that. Patel’s own family wouldn’t get entry or get visa to the UK in 2022. Yes, they came before these laws and such, but it sets a precedence. Peace.

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