From ‘Stop the Coup’ to ‘Stop the Election’

We thought Remoaners could sink no lower. We were wrong.

Tom Slater

Tom Slater
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Stop the Coup was the Remainer rallying cry of last week. Now it’s Stop the Election. These hysterical anti-democrats have gone from calling Boris Johnson a dictator, over his cynical proroguing of parliament, to refusing his offer of a General Election. These people are a disgrace.

The Labour-led Remoaner Alliance says it will not vote for a General Election until No Deal is taken off the table via another Article 50 extension. They say they can’t trust Johnson. They argue that if they backed an election, then he would set it for after 31 October, our current EU exit date.

This is nonsense. These people aren’t scared of the PM forcing through Brexit – they’re scared of voters returning a parliament that will implement Brexit. The upshot of all this is that the PM will for now remain in place, at the behest of people who last week were likening him to Hitler.

Johnson stands humiliated, after a series of defeats, defections and bizarre public outings. His authority is falling away like so much wet newspaper, his weaknesses fully exposed. But the story of this week is not his uselessness, but elite Remainers’ shamelessness.

They are in open revolt against democracy. If you were so inclined, you could call it a coup. But let’s not go there now. Where these people are concerned, another, more fitting c-word comes to mind.

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Tom Forrester-Paton

9th September 2019 at 9:35 am

“Johnson stands humiliated, after a series of defeats, defections and bizarre public outings. His authority is falling away like so much wet newspaper, his weaknesses fully exposed.” This rests on a rather narrow definition of ‘authority’. In key parts of the electorate, his ‘authority’ seems to increase with every insult delivered by remainers to his parliamentary ‘authority’. And rightly so.

One of the remainers’ key weaknesses is that they believe leavers are primitive simpletons. Consider their fondly-held belief that leavers will desert Johnson if he doesn’t ‘deliver’ a 31/10 Brexit. They clearly believe that leavers would respond to such an outcome like ancient Egyptians when the Nile fails to flood – ‘we must sacrifice our god-king!!’ Seriously? Surely it’s more likely that they will see Johnson’s present demarche for what it is – a coup staged by people they now see as their implacable enemies?

Michael Lynch

8th September 2019 at 11:11 am

Just watched Andrew Marr. Amber Rudd on explaining her position to leave cabinet. Bit disingenuous as she is hanging on by a little over 300 votes in a Remain area. No self interest there then?! Followed by John McDonald who has basically mirrored Thornberry’s nonsensical position; to go negotiate a deal and then vote against it in a subsequent referendum! Labour are now officially the party of Remain and are determined to cosy up to Europe and its economic globalization policies. This is coming out of the mouth of a Socialist! He also stated that the reason they won’t go for a GE is that they don’t trust Boris to hold true to the October 15th date. Well, all that Boris has to do is issue a letter to the house stating a solemn promise to honor the date or he’d resign and walk from Parliament forever. What would their excuse be then? They obviously know they can’t win because if they thought otherwise there’d be no problem of Corbyn going to Europe as PM on the morning of the 16th and ask for an extension. These are the people calling Johnson liar. How on Earth could anyone vote for this lot ever again? Sajid Javid ended the show and he gave a sterling performance even though Marr pursued him relentlessly. How com Marr didn’t do the same to that suppering fool, McDonald?

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