Is Boris Johnson Ruling Out a Deal with Nigel Farage?

I watched this interview that Boris gave to the BBC and I’ll have to say I think he’s making an enormous blunder.  https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50264395

Claiming that working with the Brexit Party risks throwing the election to Labour strikes me as completely wrong-headed.  There are areas of the country where voters would never vote for the Tories.  It’s a multi-generational family tradition.  But they’ll vote for Farage.  He’s one of them whereas Boris is not.

This looks like a case of Boris appeasing his allies and losing sight of the big picture.  If he allows enough seats to escape back to Labour then the new Parliament will be just as bad as the present one.  This is his chance to think more clearly about what the nation needs than what he wants.  He can divide up the districts into those that vote Tory and those that don’t.  Any Labour districts that voted strongly Brexit are a natural fit for a Brexit Party candidate and the Tories should leave these districts to the Brexit Party and support that candidate against Labour.  And even the overwhelmingly Labour districts should be left to the Brexit Party to challenge.  The Tories can replace the ejected Remainer Tories with reliably Brexit friendly Tory candidates.

Boris should be aware that coalitions are standard operating procedure in the British Parliament.  Attempting to squash the Brexit Party now will lead to disaster.  Sharing space on the Right with the Brexit Party will strengthen the Tories and weaken Labour immeasurably.

Wake up Boris.  Time is running out.

Remainers Allow General Election.  It May be the Last thing They Ever Do in Parliament.

After forcing Boris Johnson to extend the Brexit waiting period yet again to January 31st, the Remainers may have just signed their own political death warrants.  The Tories, with the cooperation of the Labor Party were able to pass a bill calling for a General Election on December 12th.

Currently Boris Johnson’s personal popularity is extremely high.  And the popularity of the Tories is also strong.  They currently lead Labor 37% to 25% as the two largest parties.  Add in the 10% that Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party controls and it’s practically a majority without the necessity of coalition building.  Add to this the anger by even Laborites at the dirty tricks that the Remainers have used to block Brexit and we have the makings of a popular revolt.

I imagine that Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage will need to coordinate their efforts to ensure that the Tories who have remained faithful to the Brexit promise are spared any Brexit Party competition and only Remainers and Labor districts are targeted for replacement.  I imagine Farage will start by selecting all the districts that were represented by Tories that were thrown out of the party for voting against the Hard Brexit last month.  But he may have an even larger prize with the districts that voted for Brexit in 2016 but have a Labor MP that voted against Brexit this year.  That could turn a small electoral majority into a landslide for the Pro-Brexit parties.

I have to confess I’m shocked that the Labor Party agreed to this election.  It seems like an unforced error.  I know there is an element of risk for the Tories.  Electorates can be fickle but I think the upside for them is immense.  With a well-orchestrated campaign attacking the shenanigans that the Remainers committed and playing to the British national pride I believe this will be the chance to have a Pro-Brexit majority in Parliament and provide the right environment to make the Conservative Party actually conservative again.  It will also allow them to shed their image as globalists and steal the populist mantle from Labor.

It is sad that Boris wasn’t able to fulfill his promise to leave the EU by Halloween but he has redeemed himself by ensuring that the British voters will get to have the final say on Brexit.  And based on the date of the election it looks like it could be considered an early Christmas present for the Britons and a good start for 2020.

If you look back to 2016 it was the Brexit victory in the UK that preceded and almost announced the way for the even more astonishing Trump electoral victory over the Wicked Witch and the Republican Dwarfs.

It would seem almost poetic justice if achieving Brexit with a truly conservative Parliamentary majority is the opening act for President Trump to crush the Resistance under the heel of William Barr and achieve re-election by a landslide.  If only we could imitate that venerable old English custom of installing traitors like Comey and Clapper and Brennan in the Tower of London and provide them with the just desserts they truly deserve.

Have the English People Had Enough?

In Britain, Boris Johnson has done everything legally possible to push Brexit over the line to completion, but a large contingent his own party has shown its true colors and figuratively and literally crossed over to the enemy camp to defeat the effort.  Will the Remainers be able to forestall a General Election?  Maybe they can.  And maybe they’ll even find a way to cancel Brexit.  But the real question is, have the English had enough?  Has the open and shameless flouting of the people’s will reached the point where the English will do something about it?  You may ask what?  After all, Britain is a Constitutional Monarchy where the elected representatives of the people in Parliament are the ultimate legal authority.  Is there anything the citizens can do if the various parties conspire to defy the will of the people and refuse to allow a General Election?

There surely is.  Any Pro-Brexit voter whose MP voted against Boris Johnson this week can write and e-mail and let his MP know that when the next election finally rolls around the MP will be out on his ear and Nigel Farage will be providing a replacement under his Brexit Party banner.  And he can add that this unfortunate MP shouldn’t expect to be elected for anything higher than dog catcher for the rest of his natural life.   And he should ask his friends to send the same.   In fact, Farage should already be publishing the names of all MPs who voted against Brexit and represent districts that voted for it.  I’ll bet that should be an interesting list.  There’s nothing an elected official likes less than the prospect of having to work for a living.

And that’s just the beginning.  Call up Farage’s office and volunteer time and give money to help get publicity and public opinion rolling.  Farage can use the money to buy advertising space in the papers and news sites.  He can use the money to do research on these Remainers and identify their links to globalist interests that benefit from Brussels’ hegemony over Britain.  There’s plenty that can be done if you’re angry enough.

A good example of how this can work occurred during the US 2018 Senate Elections.  Despite the supposed mid-term doldrums that swept the Democrats into the majority in the House, the Senate races were predominantly in red states and there were at least four democrats who were incumbents in very red states.  These were targeted by the Republican Senate Campaign Committee to showcase how these senators had voted against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court based on the lunatic charges and outright libel of a partisan hack.  And all four of these senators were ousted easily.

It’s easy to get angry and spout off about politicians.  But doing something, even something as easy as sending an e-mail, takes some willpower.  So that’s the question.  Are the English fed up with their disloyal government?  Are they ready to get up off their butts and do something?  I think they are.  And I expect they will hear from Farage very soon.  Hopefully Farage and Johnson can begin to coordinate how the coming election can be arranged between the Loyal Tories and the Brexit Party.  If they are smart, as soon as the date of the election is nailed down, they should begin a campaign to wake up the country and lay out their platform.  Let Brexit be just the beginning of reclaiming the country for its citizens.  Many Labour MPs are from districts that went heavily for Brexit.  Adding their seats to a Brexit Party constituency would begin an important realignment that is long overdue.  It would be similar to how Rust Belt Democrats crossed over to vote for Donald Trump.

I am encouraged by the determination that the English people showed in making the Brexit vote a success.  I am sure that they have the stamina to see this process through to a successful close.  It will be necessary to throw the globalists out of Parliament to finish the job but it will provide the added benefit of producing a working majority in Parliament that knows it is accountable to the voters.

 

Conrad Black Cheerleads for Boris Johnson

Conrad had been of the opinion that Theresa May would get Brexit done.  Well that wasn’t the case.  Hopefully Boris will have much more successful career as PM.

Conrad Black: The Europeans now know they need to take Boris Johnson seriously

For Boris, outflanking the Remainers is a tricky game of brinksmanship that pits the MPs love of power versus their hatred for the Brexit.  If they attempt to sabotage the Brexit, Boris can attempt to block their ability to sit for re-election or even more drastically, trigger a General Election that can have disastrous results for these MPs who have gone against the wishes of their constituents.  What Johnson risks is triggering a bloodbath as the public supports the Brexit Party at the expense of Labour and the Tories.  Sharing power with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party wouldn’t please Boris all that much either so it’s a bold threat to use.

 

Farage and Trump

President Trump is scheduled to spend four days (June Third through Sixth) in Britain to commemorate the seventy fifth anniversary of D-Day.  Queen Elizabeth will throw a state banquet at which all the parliamentary leaders will attend.  But the real meeting that everyone is interested in is not supposed to happen.  Prime Minister May has uninvited conservative gadfly Nigel Farage to Buckingham Palace and so the only way that the meeting will happen is through Trump’s and Farage’s own organizations setting it up.  How ironic is that?  The two leaders who demonstrably represent the will of the common people of their respective nations have to constantly battle against the elitists in their own parties to achieve any part of the agenda the people have mandated they accomplish.

Nowhere is this clearer than in the refusal of the Tory leadership to honor the Brexit vote.  The people of the United Kingdom voted unequivocally to leave the European Union.  But here we are three years later and nothing has been accomplished.  The Tories under Theresa May’s inept leadership have botched the Brexit effort and at this point the Remainers in their ranks are poised to prevent Brexit, even though it will doom the Tories’ majority in Parliament, leaving the Left to run the country.

But jumping into the fray is Nigel Farage.  He was the moving spirit behind the original Brexit movement but after its passage he dropped out of the public eye.  But three years of dithering by the Tories was too much for him.  Only six weeks before the British EU parliamentary elections he formed a new party called (of course) the Brexit Party and won more seats than the Tories and Labor combined.  Using this victory as a second Brexit vote he is now warning the Tories that if they don’t accomplish Brexit by Halloween, he’ll be waiting for them in the next general election and sweep them and the Labor party out of power.

Theresa May has declared her resignation and there should be a new Tory prime minister by the middle of July.  If it’s Boris Johnson or another Brexiteer it’s possible that Brexit can be accomplished.  Perhaps Farage’s threat will be enough to convince the Remainers that their intransigence will energize the country’s majority to sweep them out of Parliament and give the government over to the Brexit Party.  It’s hard to say.

Either way we see Nigel Farage as an outsider from the business world jumping into the political arena to wrest control of the levers of power away from a supposedly conservative elite that has decided to thwart the will of its constituents in order to cozy up to the very globalist establishment bureaucracy from which Britons voted to escape.  Well, if that’s not essentially Donald Trump with a British accent I don’t know what is.

I think it would be useful to have a meeting between Trump, Farage and Boris Johnson.  Farage and Johnson, if they coordinate their activities can make the Brexit a reality.  Trump can be the facilitator to help convince the British people that the Hard Brexit horror story that the elites have told them is only a fiction.  By highlighting the booming American economy, he can prove to them that managed decline doesn’t have to be the fate of the middle class.

Of course, it’s risky for politicians to be seen getting too cozy with foreign leaders (unless they’re Leftists of course) even if it’s the President of the United States.  But in this particular case I think meeting with Farage will be very good for both Trump and Farage.  Seeing Farage’s stock increase will tend to focus Johnson’s mind on how important it is to get Brexit done.  And indeed, accomplishing Brexit is virtually the only way the Tories have of staying in power.

But personally, what I’d love to hear is what these two men will say to each other when the video cameras and microphones aren’t on.  Both of them have demonstrated that they understand how to reach the middle-class people directly.  And because of that both have been attacked mercilessly by their opponents in the Media and the governing elites of both parties.  I have to imagine they would enjoy just comparing notes and telling war stories.  It would be like two magicians comparing experiences and trading secrets.  Maybe Trump and Farage can reach out to other populist leaders within the anglosphere and beyond (e.g., Italy) and coordinate strategy against the globalists.  They could form a sort of anti-globalist UN.  They could call it the DN, the Disunited Nations.

So let’s hope that Trump’s trip to Britain provides some positive energy for both the American and British Right.  And let’s hope that the new Tory prime minister works with Farage to convince the Remainers to support Brexit (or else).

Trump and Farage point to the peril that threatens our world.  The elites have gamed democracy.  And the only thing that stands in the way of some kind of repressive, decadent, roman empire-like world is a small group of independent businessmen who are defying their own class and providing the middle class with a voice and a champion.  It can’t be reassuring to know that everything we believe in is hanging on the thread of a handful of men.  But let’s pray that our luck holds out long enough to battle back from the edge of the cliff.  And let’s make sure Trump appoints a worthy successor.  After all, unlike Britain where a prime minister can stay in power for decades, an American president only gets eight years at most.

Brexit Party Strength in EU Elections Signals a Fight Coming Up

Farange and his Brexit party are attracting voters from both Tory and Labor voters.  The new party is out-polling both of these parties in the upcoming British EU elections and it is plain that in the future the Brexit Party will attempt to force the Brexit by winning seats from both the Tories and Labor in an upcoming general election at some time in the future.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1126422/Brexit-latest-news-brexit-deal-labour-tory-talks-theresa-may-deal

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/11/poll-surge-for-farage-panic-conservatives-and-labour?__twitter_impression=true

Can Farange save the exit from the EU?  Well, that’s a question mark at this point, but whatever else happens the Tories look to be out as the majority party once the next election finishes.  And a self-inflicted death blow is the only way to describe it.  This is what we’d expect from the likes of John McCain or Mitt Romney.  Arrogant tone-deafness is the description I’d attach to this level of  imbecility.

Finally Someone Who Isn’t Pessimistic About Brexit

Since the Brexit vote in 2016 I have been hoping against my better judgement that the Brits will be successful and unshackle themselves from the stinking corpse of the Holy Roman Empire.  But everyone I read seems either more pessimistic than I am or is gaslighting us into the hopelessness of escape.  Thank you, Conrad Black, for an opposing and reasoned opinion.  I realize that Black is an ally of Theresa May but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong or that she won’t be able to provide Brexit.  she knows the voters want it and she knows that the majority of her Tories are against it.  She has to negotiate the difference and then hope to run out the clock once the EU negotiations fail to provide a satisfactory “Soft Brexit.”  I hope he’s right.  I believe there’s less than three months to the end date.  Fingers crossed.

Conrad Black: Theresa May will find her way to a victory