UPDATE: Boris is moving with lightning speed on Brexit. Very smart. In contrast, Trump moved on Paul Ryan’s Better Way agenda.
“The government plans to ask MPs to vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill on Friday, Downing Street has said.
The PM’s spokesman said the government planned to start the process in Parliament before Christmas in the “proper constitutional way”.
The Withdrawal Agreement Bill is the legislation that will enable Brexit to happen – the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 January.
It comes as the PM prepares to address his new MPs in Westminster.
Many of the 109 new Conservative MPs won in areas traditionally held by Labour in Thursday’s election, which saw the party gain an 80-seat majority. …”
We’re not excited about Boris Johnson’s new Red Tory majority in the UK. While the Labour Party deserved to lose and its demise is rightly worth celebrating, the Conservatives didn’t deserve to win and we should remain highly skeptical of their agenda.
“Newly reelected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil proposed legislation aimed at undermining the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel later this week, local media reported.
According to daily newspaper “i,” the measure will be listed among the legislative priorities of the Johnson administration during the Queen’s Speech on Thursday. The speech, which is traditionally given by the reigning monarch at the opening of parliament, is written by the queen’s ministers and reflects the priorities of the incoming government.
Johnson’s Conservative Party, which won a landslide victory in Thursday’s general election, had pledged to ban local councils from boycotting products from foreign countries, including Israel, in its election policy manifesto released last month. …”
I feel like I am getting déjà vu here.
The GOP spent all of 2019 doing nothing but promoting Jexodus and pushing the anti-BDS bill through Congress. The only thing that GOP has to show for 2019 is Trump’s executive order on anti-Semitism. Virtually nothing else was done except for the failed coup in Venezuela.
Boris Johnson will probably “get Brexit done” which is more than we can say about the Trump administration. The people who switched parties to vote for him will at least feel like they got something. It remains to be seen what else will they get though under this Tory majority. It is interesting that an anti-BDS bill seems to be at the top of their agenda. Surely, it was that which the White working class in the Midlands and north of England were crying out for and it was outrage over Corbyn’s anti-Semitism and unfairness to Israel which drove this election.