ANOTHER day, another Prime Minister, more chaos, more confusion, and a discredited and broken Conservative Party who will choose the next occupant of No 10. The conservatives tell us it’s once in a generation for Scotland, but the shelf life of a pot of yoghurt for them.
However, whoever wins what passes for a beauty contest within the Parliamentary Conservative Party is unlikely to be able to appease bitter divisions within the party. Currently, conservatives make a very good impression of a wedding reception where the best man has just announced that the day before the wedding he slept with the bride, bridesmaids, groom and priest.
The current favorite is Chancellor before Chancellor before Chancellor before Chancellor before the current one, Rish! Sunak, who resurrected his exclamation mark in a vain attempt to make himself exciting. If Sunak manages to win, he will face a party in which he has almost as many enemies as friends and the same right-wing faction that plotted Therese MayThe fall of would spend the next two years undermining it.
Another early favourite, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, announced he would not run and threw his support behind the other main contender, Boris Johnson.
What we could really be looking at here, and I can’t believe it’s actually happening, is a return of the bloviating trash fire himself, Boris Johnson. According to Sky News’ Beth Rigby, Johnson and his supporters are confident he can hit the threshold of 100 MP nominations in order to continue, and if he manages to qualify for the Membership ballot he is almost certain to to win. Then we’ll be back where we started with a lying, corrupt scandal magnet, the man whose blatant unfitness for office caused all this chaos in the first place. Like Sunak, Johnson has many enemies within the party, and his return to power would do nothing to bring the stability we all need.
Today the influential, swing-eyed brextreme wing of the Conservative Party, the European Research Group, announced that if their favorite candidates, Suella Braverman or Kemi Badenoch, do not get enough support from MPs, they will would line up behind Johnson. It makes a return to power for Johnson much more likely, proves that the Conservative Party has learned absolutely nothing, and confirms the moral and political bankruptcy of the westminster system.
Johnson still faces judgment from the Parliamentary Standards Committee which is investigating whether he lied to Parliament – spoiler alert – he did. Johnson could win the leadership and find himself suspended from parliament, making Britain’s descent into farce complete. Johnson would be the worst prime minister since Liz Truss, who was the worst prime minister since Boris Johnson. But that’s where we are now.
It would also put Douglas Ross and Andrew Bowie in an impossible position, having to support a leader whose resignation they called for just weeks ago.
As someone who pays attention to the media of the world, particularly the Spanish and Portuguese press, I can confirm that the rest of the world pays attention to what is happening in the UK in exactly the same way that people like watching compilation videos on YouTube of drunk people running into lampposts and falling. At the moment there is a joke circulating on Spanish social networks – si os llama un número desconocido del Reino Unido, no lo cojáis, quieren ofreceros el puesto de Primer Ministro – If an unknown number calls you from the UK, do not hang up – they want to offer you the post of Prime Minister, while in Portugal they sum up the mandate of Truss as Assume o posto, mata a rainha, quebra o Reino Unido e vai embora. Take the post, kill the queen, smash the United Kingdom and leave.
Too bad for those broad shoulders of the UK, Britain is a laughing stock, an international joke. How can supporters of Better Together from 2014 still claim that there is no political justification for independence. The Conservatives have trashed the Westminster system. It cannot be repaired and even if Work are currently ahead in the polls in the UK, Labor has no intention of fixing the House of Communal room, the epicenter of Britain’s political malaise. The disease that afflicts the British political system is terminal, there is no cure, Scotland can only save itself by leaving.