Boris Johnson

Massive UK protests against Boris Johnson political coup

UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has obtained permission from the Queen to shut down Parliament. Under false pretences as disclosed by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace who was caught on camera explaining the real reason why Parliament has been prorogued. Nothing to do…

[UK] Is Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation constitutional? How to understand the UK system

Michael Gordon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament is intensely controversial. It shows a clear disregard for values which are crucial to the operation of the UK’s constitutional system. The process of leaving the…

No Deal Chaos: The Brexit Cliff Face and Operation Yellowhammer

Britain’s Boris Johnson is driving his country to the cliff face, along the way mouthing and spouting all manner of populist reassurances. Still fresh in the job, he declared that UK preparations for a no-deal Brexit on October 31, when…

Who’s paying to make Boris prime minister?

The miserable contest to choose the UK’s next prime minister – fuelled by dark money, an obsequious press and a mockery of ‘choice’ – shows just how broken our politics is. Mary Fitzgerald For openDemocracy Trying to explain to outsiders just…

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

In my last post I set out the official Government account of the events in the Skripal Case. Here I examine the credibility of this story. Next week I shall look at alternative explanations. Russia has a decade long secret…

Liars, damned liars, and Boris Johnson

There are three categories of liars: Liars, Damned liars, and… Boris Johnson, the Secretary of State for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The FCO minister, backed by Prime Minister Theresa May and the roar of the mainstream media, has…

London is forced to concede that Syria is a democracy

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 27 JANUARY 2017 The British Minister of Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, has indicated that his country should no longer oppose President Bashar al- Assad’s right to stand at the next Syrian elections. He conceded that this new…

Oxymorons take Power in the UK

The Brexit vote caught just about everybody unprepared, and the domino pieces are still falling, creating a crisis that saw a seemingly Teflon-like government collapse. David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister and the search for his replacement looked more like…

London Mayor spends £250,000 supressing peaceful protests

Freedom of Information requests to Boris Johnson’s Greater London Authority and Metropolitan Police reveal that the Mayor spent nearly £250,000 [1] in October trying to prevent peaceful pro-democracy protesters [2] from protesting in Parliament Square. The documents also revealed that…

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