out of the frying pan
Posted by Di_Hard on Thu, 07 Jul 2022
If as some people believe, Russia was behind the Brexit vote, might it be possible they have been influencing social media to turn the population against Johnson? It is not as though everyone was not aware he found truth dull at best, to be glossed over with mockery or buried in fluff of Latin quotes. I don't see why, just now, everyone has suddenly noticed the emperor has no clothes?
If Putin were responsible for Johnson becoming PM, as he was the only person who could make Brexit happen and therefore split Britain from the EU and weaken both, it would be ironic for the Russian president to influence Johnson's fall, because of his support for Ukraine?
Or maybe the turning of public opinion could be due to other influential, behind the scenes Brexit backers, the ones who wanted Britain to lose regulation and employment rights, and were unhappy that instead there was talking of "levelling up" even though not enough to achieve this was offered, it would have been seen as a step in the wrong direction
And now, disgruntled Consdervative MPs are constantly complaining that he is against their traditional values of low tax, small government.
This is what caused Austerity! Is that what they want back,in getting rid of him? Is it the raising of taxes to try to stave off the collapse of the Health Service and Care that they are complaining about? Perhaps they would rather borrow more at a time of rising costs to borrowing? That doesn't seem very competant?
If they want small government, low taxes and no borrowing, then the only alternative is another go of austerity, when surely it was unhappiness at the last lot that caused some to vote Brexit.
Maybe inflation is worse because of Furlough, you can't make extra money without it making everything cost more, just like putting water in one end of the bath will make it go up the other, eventually. Maybe he should have targetted it better. Maybe he should have ensured that landlords were not owed rent for a lot longer, which would have kept money in the hands of those who really need it for longer.
Maybe he should have cancelled HS2. Maybe he should have given Ukraine the weapons needed at the beginning of the war so it didn't drag on at the loss of thousands of lives and economic loss to his country and others
But if he goes, and if a leader takes his place who is more to the liking of the Right wing Brexit backers, we are in for a very bad time
There's no magic wand other than taxing the Super Rich to make inflation go down, to stop fuel shortages, to fix everything that fell apart under George Osborne's idea for fixing things. and is still broken. Johnson should not be blamed for all that. That he is being blamed is interesting. There are waiting wannabe PMs perhaps more amenable to hints from party donors,
I don't like him, he lied about Brexit, I believe because it was his only chance to become Prime Minister. He lies about everything as if truth is a sleight of hand, or he an author of fiction who can change the world to be whatever he wants.. I don't believe he has the vision to sort out Climate Change. BUT I don't think he is happy at the idea of causing suffering, and that is what will happen if there's someone with "Traditional Conservative Values" in charge. Would Sunak have offered so much help if Johnson hadn't leaned on him? Is this the fundamental difference of opinion Sunak mentioned in his resignation letter? It's lower taxes and raise cutbacks, or borrow more when interest rates can only go up, and there's no sign of economic growth to help pay off the growing debt.. The only alternative would be to re organise taxation and the Conservatives cannot do this as they are in the pockets of the elites, probably went to school with them. Perhaps no political party can, perhaps Democracy is doomed because there is no other way of sorting out wealth inequality, and thus ensuring stability by consensus, and the alternative involves the banning of protests, of marches, of strikes....
So many people have a visceral hatred of Johnson,but beware what you wish for, there might not be another election till January 2025.