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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: let no such man be trusted | Editorial

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: let no such man be trusted | Editorial

7.10.2019

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson : let no such man be trusted | Editorial

Editorial: The prime minister continues to play fast and loose with parliament, the courts and Britain’s interests. His plans must be blocked

Only two weeks ago, do not forget, Mr Johnson suffered probably the most humiliating constitutional reprimand ever inflicted on a British prime minister, when the supreme court unanimously dismissed his five-week prorogation of parliament as unlawful. The judges found that his move breached the principle that a government must be held to account by a sovereign parliament. The embarrassing implication was that Mr Johnson misled the Queen.

On his visit to Watford, the Conservative leader insisted again that Britain will leave the EU on 31 October. This will not be possible, under the Benn act, unless there is a deal in Brussels in under two weeks. That looks unlikely. Mr Johnson’s proposals for a deal fall well short of EU positions on multiple counts. President Macron wants everything sorted by Friday. Without an agreement, the Benn act comes into force, compelling Mr Johnson to do what he has always said he will not do. We shall see all too soon if the Scottish court was right to trust Mr Johnson.

This one is the opposite. It coincides with Mr Johnson’s plan to call an election and will thus contain nothing that will reach the statute book before the poll. In effect, as Professor Robert Hazell of the UCL Constitution Unit has argued powerfully, the speech is thus not a legislative programme but an election manifesto. “The Queen will have been used,” the professor says, “to make a Conservative party political broadcast.”

Read more: The Guardian

No his plans MUST succeed

The Observer view on Boris Johnson and his Irish border tactics | Observer editorialIn presenting proposals that no one but the DUP will accept he puts the hard-won peace process in real peril

Brexit: border talk stirs up bad memories in Northern Ireland Boris Johnson ’s Brexit proposals are filling those in rural County Fermanagh with dread and confusion DUP do NOT speak for the majority in Northern Ireland. The Tories and DUP will bring about the end of the United Kingdom if they leave with a no deal Brexit. They're Irish. They'll get drunk and forget all about it tomorrow

Macron: Brexit deal decision 'at end of the week'The EU will evaluate then whether a deal is possible, the French president tells Boris Johnson . Maybe Johnson shared how he would bypass the benn bill, now panic Couldn't care less what that fucking frog thinks. Gros pas beau

Border talk stirs up bad memories in Northern Ireland Boris Johnson ’s Brexit proposals are filling those in rural County Fermanagh with dread and confusion

Boris surges in support as voters insist 'courageous' PM is 'only man' to stand up to EUBORIS JOHNSON's supporters in London insist the Prime Minister is the 'only man' staying strong against the European Union and set to 'stick to his ground' as Brexit talks continue.

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