When your pay, pension and not inconsiderable perks are dependent upon defending the nation against a presumed apocalypse, your position can only maintained by never actually setting a date for The End of the World, so that you can always be right. We learned that with the Millennium Bug. So the only way you can be ousted from power is if someone sets a date for Armageddon that comes around soon – and this is what Boris Johnson has done.
The headless, raggle-taggle purveyors of doom now have very little parliamentary time in which to squeeze all their Chicken Liddle-like hysteria and this means that matters are going to get quite intense this week. Tomorrow is their last chance to bring an emergency bill to stop No Deal – code for stopping Brexit altogether, aka The End of the World – while, just to pepper matters up even further, Tory rebels have been told that they will be thrown out of the party if they vote against government policy.
Those who don’t normally follow politics might believe that this is all par the course in Westminster. It really isn’t. This week will be one of the most pivotal in parliamentary history and thus of our nation, and schoolchildren – if we can ever expunge the indoctrinators – will be taught about how this chess game played out for centuries to come.Continue reading