Monday, 28 January 2019

Trump to recognise Corbyn as UK PM after Tories suspend democracy.

I may gave expressed concern i that Jacob Rees-Mogg has urged  Theresa May to suspend parliament if attempts to thwart a no-deal Brexit are successful, but that  appears to be minor compared to Brexit planners are looking at the possibility of imposing martial law in Britain in the event of a “no-deal”.

According to reports 

Brexit planners are looking at the possibility of imposing martial law in Britain in the event of a “no-deal”, it has emerged.
Legislation which gives ministers the powers to impose curfews and travel bans, confiscate property and deploy the armed forces is being examined by Whitehall officials, the Sunday Times reports.
Powers available under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 could be used to stop civil disobedience after Britain leaves the EU, according to the newspaper.
A source was quoted as saying: 
“The over-riding them in all the no-deal planning is civil disobedience and the fear that it will lead to death in the event of food and medical shortages.”
The move has been described by sources as the civil service "prepping" for all possibilities.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: 
"Respecting the referendum decision means leaving the EU.
"The PM has said that there will be disruption in the event of no deal, but as a responsible Government we are taking the appropriate steps to minimise this disruption and ensure the country is prepared."

Responding to news the Government was looking at the possibility of a martial law scenario, Labour MP and Best for Britain campaign supporter, David Lammy said: "This is a full-blown crisis.
"The Government is recklessly drawing up plans for a colossal act of self-harm.
"Through continuing on the path to Brexit, despite having achieved no consensus on a deal in Parliament, the Government is preparing to declare war on itself.
"The idea that the Government has any mandate for this catastrophic scenario is ludicrous.
 "The Leave campaign promised a stable new trading relationship with the EU after Brexit, not total isolation and soldiers in our airports."

Don't worry though if the Tories do follow Rees-Mogg in suspending parliament, and Mrs May imposes martial law, we can rest assured that our  western allies will copy 
  what's happened in Venezuela with Juan Guaidó appointing himself President of the country despite the fact he didn't even stand in the 2018 Presidential election, let alone win it.

The Trump administration pressed its case on Thursday, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on all countries in the hemisphere to reject Mr. Maduro and “align themselves with democracy,” setting up a test of wills with the Kremlin.
Only a day before, Mr. Maduro’s political nemesis, the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, seemed to have the momentum. During nationwide protests against the government, he proclaimed himself the country’s rightful president, earning endorsements from President Trump and several governments in the region.

Clearly we can expect similar action taken against a UK government that suspends parliament  and imposes Martial Law.

Any fear that I have for the future of UK democracy I am reassured that we can expect similar response to the  Venezuela crisis and President Trump and other "democratic" leaders and recognise opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn as UK Prime Minister.

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