Britain IS in the grip of a coup – and it's being led by fanatical Remainers


Blackleaf
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This morning Britain stands on the brink of a second civil war. The Kamikaze Remainers are heading for the barricades – quite literally – in an attempt to prevent the usurpation of democracy. Bridges are to be seized. Streets occupied. The Prime Minister’s ‘declaration of war will be met with an iron fist,’ announced Liberal Undemocrats Brexit spokesman Tom Brake.

And, once again, the Kamikaze Remainers are allowing self-righteous outrage to blind them to reality...

DAN HODGES: Britain IS in the grip of a coup – and it's being led by fanatical Remainers


By Dan Hodges For The Mail On Sunday
1st September 2019


The Prime Minister’s ‘declaration of war will be met with an iron fist,’ announced Liberal Undemocrats Brexit spokesman Tom Brake


It took two phone calls to convince Boris Johnson he would have to press the nuclear button and prorogue Parliament. ‘It was after he got off his second call with two of the European leaders,’ a Johnson ally reveals. ‘He just turned and said, “They don’t think we’re serious about No Deal. They think Parliament will block it. They don’t think they need to move.” ’

This morning Britain stands on the brink of a second civil war. The Kamikaze Remainers are heading for the barricades – quite literally – in an attempt to prevent the usurpation of democracy. Bridges are to be seized. Streets occupied. The Prime Minister’s ‘declaration of war will be met with an iron fist,’ announced Liberal Undemocrats Brexit spokesman Tom Brake.

And, once again, the Kamikaze Remainers are allowing self-righteous outrage to blind them to reality. Despite the hysterical talk of a hard-Brexit ‘coup’, Mr Johnson hasn’t prorogued Parliament in order to force through a No Deal Brexit. He has prorogued Parliament precisely so he can drive through a deal and avoid a No Deal Brexit.

‘Boris told me he now thinks there’s a 50-50 chance of getting the EU to move on the backstop,’ explains a Minister who spoke to Mr Johnson in the hours after the prorogation plan was unveiled. ‘But the obstacle is Parliament. If the EU thinks Parliament will take No Deal off the table, then there’s no need to give concessions. So his strategy is to bring everything to a head. Let the MPs take their shot, face them down, then say to the EU, “Right, it’s up to you now. Do you want to help me take No Deal off the table or not.” ’

For the past few months Boris has been telling everyone who will listen that ‘Theresa May’s deal is dead’. But the truth is May’s deal is not dead. The backstop – a key component, admittedly – is indeed suffering rigor mortis. The Prime Minister has been clear that there can be no sleight of hand over codicils or time limits. It has to be completely ditched.

But the rest of the May deal remains on life support. As one Johnson aide phrased it: ‘The backstop isn’t the only problem, but it’s certainly one of the main ones.’

Which is why, while the Remainers have been rushing around drawing up wild plans to seize control of the nation’s arteries, Conservative backbench Spartans have been quietly expressing their own concern. ‘Removing the backstop alone is not enough to secure a deal worth supporting,’ Steve Baker tweeted on Friday. Concern that is fully justified.

‘The Spartans are finally realising they’re about to get f*****,’ one Minister acknowledged. Another explained: ‘You can see why Boris went for the reshuffle he did. If Priti Patel had been given a junior job, she’d never have accepted dumping the backstop was enough. But she’s not going to walk away from the Home Office.’


It took two phone calls to convince Boris Johnson he would have to press the nuclear button and prorogue Parliament

Over the past week, the Remainers have been subjecting the British people to a mandatory history lesson. We have been told that we are reliving 1653, when Oliver Cromwell marched into the Commons and ordered MPs out at the point of a flintlock.

But as we stampede towards yet another national crisis, recent history is probably more relevant.

It was Parliament that voted to grant the British people a referendum on our membership of the EU. It was Parliament that voted to trigger Article 50 when a majority of those people voted to leave. Five hundred and sixty-eight of our 650 current MPs were elected on manifestos pledging to respect the referendum result.

It was Parliament that voted on three separate occasions to prevent Britain leaving the European Union with a deal. And it was Parliament that voted on March 26, 2019, to take control of the Brexit process, held a succession of votes on its preferred Brexit model and spectacularly failed to find a majority for any of them.

All the haughty expressions of democratic outrage we have heard over the past few days ignore a single, simple fact. The people of Britain voted to leave the European Union in the biggest expression of popular will ever seen in this country since the introduction of the universal franchise. And, more than three years later, our politicians persistently and pig-headedly refuse to respect and implement that democratic instruction.

‘Boris Johnson is acting like an unelected dictator,’ they cry while literally plotting to install Jeremy Corbyn or Harriet Harman or Ken Clarke in Downing Street.

Who is really acting like the dictator this morning? The person who is attempting to force Parliament to act in concert with the wishes of the people who elected them? Or those who are again attempting to impose a never-ending parliamentary veto over the wishes of the voters?

When are the Remainers finally going to be honest with those voters. They do not respect the referendum result. They do not want to see a No Deal Brexit, or a soft Brexit, or anything that even remotely resembles Brexit. They think that when Britain voted to leave, Britain voted the wrong way. But they just can’t muster the courage to say so.

So this week they will begin their own act of insurrection. The fact that Mr Johnson is specifically attempting to avoid the very No Deal Brexit they profess to oppose is irrelevant. They will take to the streets. They will occupy bridges. They will give the British people a taste of that iron Remainer fist.

A coup is indeed under way. But it is not being mounted by the Prime Minister.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/a...Remainers.html
 
Blackleaf
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How dare Remainers say Boris is undemocratic - his resolve will hand Parliament's power to the people in perpetuity, writes ANDREW ROBERTS

By Andrew Roberts For The Mail On Sunday
1 September 2019


Far from being a bumbler, Johnson has been ruthless

Who could have guessed that Boris Johnson’s brave and correct decision to prorogue Parliament for four weeks would serve up so many rich and enjoyable ironies for the British people? What pleasure he has inadvertently given us.

There is Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell denouncing him for acting like a Second World War dictator when Joseph Stalin has long been one of McDonnell’s personal heroes.

The hard-Left Labour movement Momentum has promised to unleash chaos by blocking bridges and motorways. Their aim? To stop ‘the chaos’ of a No Deal Brexit.

We have had Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott denouncing Boris as a Latin American dictator, when she and her boss Jeremy Corbyn never once denounced Fidel Castro, a genuine Latin American dictator.

It is not just the dedicated Left engaging in such hysteria.

We have had Hugh Grant trying to pretend that his children’s future will be affected more by Brexit than by the estimated £65.5 million he has (quite properly and commendably) amassed as an actor.

Meanwhile, the supposedly politically neutral Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has been speaking of the constitutional ‘outrage’ of prorogation and that he will fight it ‘with every bone in my body’. It turns out, of course, that his own officials – who know far more about the constitution than he ever will – have told him repeatedly that it is he who is proposing to act unconstitutionally.

But perhaps the most ridiculous claims of all have been made by fellow historians, people who really ought to know better.

They include Sir Richard Evans, formerly Regius professor of History at Cambridge, who has done his best in the past few days to prove the saying that there is no one so stupid as an intellectual.


Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, whose hero is Stalin, denounced Boris Johnson for acting like a Second World War dictator!
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He drew on the analogy of Adolf Hitler and the Reichstag fire – the Nazi arson attack which closed Germany’s parliament in Berlin in 1933, a month after Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor.

Sir Richard did not mention, however, that Boris is allowing debates and votes aplenty in a rather un-Hitlerian manner when Parliament returns in October.

One wonders what language people like Evans would use if there were ever a genuine threat of a fascist takeover in this country. They have drained the political lexicon dry.

If this prorogation is really the coup d’etat that the celebrities, arch-Remainers and luvvies are so dramatically denouncing, do they not think that Boris would simply have extended it a fortnight until after October 31 once we had officially left the EU? So caught up in their own hysteria, this point seems lost on them.

Instead we have the exquisite hypocrisy of Sir John Major threatening to go to court to declare illegal something that he himself did to get out of a political fix in both 1992 and in 1997, and of Corbyn denouncing as an outrage something that Clement Attlee did for a similar reason in 1948.

Another great irony is that the people who are bleating loudest about the so-called affront to the ancient powers of Parliament are precisely the same people who want to hand over those powers to the EU, allowing the laws passed by our Parliament to be overruled by the European Court of Justice.


Hugh Grant (right) launched an expletive-laden attack at Boris Johnson in which he called the Prime Minister an 'over-promoted rubber bath toy'. Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow (left) branded the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament a ‘constitutional outrage’


The very people suspending Parliament for little over a month are doing so because they want Parliament’s power to be returned to it in perpetuity.

It is the people who have been sovereign in this country since the mid-17th Century, as almost every political philosopher has agreed since the days of John Locke and David Hume. We fought the Civil War to establish that very principle, overturning the divine right of kings. When it is clearly articulated, the will of the people trumps that of Parliament and the Crown. And in the referendum in June 2016, the people’s voice was clear.


'What sort of democracy is it if Remain campaigner Gina Miller (pictured) can somehow manage to persuade the courts to block Brexit?' writes Andrew Roberts

At the heart of all these ironies and hypocrisies, of course, is the monstrous one about democracy.

How dare the Remainer opponents of prorogation denounce this as an anti-democratic measure when all they have done over the past three years is work ceaselessly and tirelessly to subvert the will of the people?

John Bercow has called the prorogation an ‘offence against the democratic process’, but the real offence has been the past three years of rearguard actions.

What sort of democracy is it if Remain campaigner Gina Miller can somehow manage to persuade the courts to block Brexit? Is it democratic to allow unelected judges to stymie the will of the people?

Should that happen, the judiciary will have been seen to assume powers that properly and historically belong to the executive, something that the great constitutional expert and Reith lecturer Lord (Jonathan) Sumption, himself a Remainer, has rightly condemned.

If the demonstrators against the prorogation had any sense of irony, they would not be adopting the umbrella symbol in an attempt to equate their protests with those of the demonstrators in Hong Kong.

The Remainers are at no risk of being gunned down in their thousands like the pro-democracy demonstrators who face a tyrannous Chinese communist regime. It is a despicable mockery of the Hong Kongers’ sublime bravery to try to co-opt their symbol, and yet another example of Remainers’ hyperbole.

So thank you, Boris, for giving us such an enjoyable few days.

There has been more than a trace of Margaret Thatcher about you. Last week you acted with the same kind of resolve that she showed during the miners’ strike and the Falklands War. Whoever said that you were too desperate to be liked to be an effective Prime Minister could not have been more wrong.

You clearly have just that level of steeliness that Thatcher showed in the great foreign or domestic crises of our country.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...W-ROBERTS.html
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Tecumsehsbones
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Funny, no photos of these "literal" barricades.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Funny, no photos of these "literal" barricades.

The Remainers have been building barricades of IKEA furniture in the streets, forcing police back under a hail of avocado stones and goji berries whilst throwing spirulina cocktails at vehicles and looting Starbucks.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#5  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The Remainers have been building barricades of IKEA furniture in the streets, forcing police back under a hail of avocado stones and goji berries whilst throwing spirulina cocktails at vehicles and looting Starbucks.

So, caught in a lie, you insist you were joking. Typical.

You probably don't even realize that claiming BoreJo is in firm control and all is going swimmingly, and simultaneously claiming that Briddin is teetering on the edge of undemocratic disaster, makes no sense to anyone with a functioning brain.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

So, caught in a lie, you insist you were joking. Typical.

What lie?

Quote:

You probably don't even realize that claiming BoreJo is in firm control and all is going swimmingly, and simultaneously claiming that Briddin is teetering on the edge of undemocratic disaster, makes no sense to anyone with a functioning brain.

It will be an undemocratic disaster if Remainers get their way.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

It will be an undemocratic disaster if Remainers get their way.

I thought BoreJo was firmly in control. So how will the Remainers get their way?
 
Blackleaf
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I thought BoreJo was firmly in control. So how will the Remainers get their way?

Who knows what will happen?

While the Remainers are ridiculously calling it a coup when all Boris has done is exercise one of the ancient political powers, that of the prorogation of parliament, something which happens every year, they are busy plotting a coup to overthrow the democratically elected government and install an unelected Remainer government to overthrow Brexit (democracy).
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Who knows what will happen?

Certainly not you.

So. . . where are the literal barricades?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Certainly not you.
So. . . where are the literal barricades?

He said they are heading for the barricades, not they've already headed for the barricades.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

He said they are heading for the barricades, not they've already headed for the barricades.

So. . . you think they are heading for something that does not exist.

Or perhaps you don't know what the word "literally" means.

Which is it? Too stupid to understand your own language, or too delusional to realize how impossible the statement is?

Could be both, I suppose.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Who knows what will happen?

While the Remainers are ridiculously calling it a coup when all Boris has done is exercise one of the ancient political powers, that of the prorogation of parliament, something which happens every year, they are busy plotting a coup to overthrow the democratically elected government and install an unelected Remainer government to overthrow Brexit (democracy).


Again with the lie.


Again I ask - proof that Remainers are doing this.


Until then this is just hand wringing fear on your part.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#13
Ahhh, yes. Round up the "Remainers". They are the enemies of the people.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Ahhh, yes. Round up the "Remainers". They are the enemies of the people.

 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Who is that smarm-on-toast, anyway?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Who is that smarm-on-toast, anyway?

Let's see. . . pasty, doughy, no chin, no jawline, neck flab. One can only conclude it's an Englishman.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Let's see. . . pasty, doughy, no chin, no jawline, neck flab. One can only conclude it's an Englishman.

I thought that it was some sort of Galapagos tortoise, chowing down on sausage snd mashed.
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pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

So. . . you think they are heading for something that does not exist.

Or perhaps you don't know what the word "literally" means.

Which is it? Too stupid to understand your own language, or too delusional to realize how impossible the statement is?

Could be both, I suppose.

The British are coming , the British are coming .
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Ahhh, yes. Round up the "Remainers". They are the enemies of the people.

Modern day Acadians , eh ?
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Let's see. . . pasty, doughy, no chin, no jawline, neck flab. One can only conclude it's an Englishman.

You seem to hate the British almost as much as you do Americans .
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Modern day Acadians , eh ?

It was the "Boston" British who did that.

Guess what that group calls themselves, now?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Let's see. . . pasty, doughy, no chin, no jawline, neck flab. One can only conclude it's an Englishman.

 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Yeah ...


... ENGLISH
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

And using an American gesture. Good that he is aware of who his superiors are.
 
Blackleaf
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Yeah ...
... ENGLISH

Ricky Gervais is half-Canadian.
 
Blackleaf
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

And using an American gesture. Good that he is aware of who his superiors are.

It started in Ancient Greece, you goit.