Boris, Brexit, the General, Trump Trade and a Mighty Royal Backlash
AND THE QUEEN: Who remembers that hat in 2016?
21st Century Wire, 29 August, 2019 Yesterday,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II met with members of Privy Council at
her Balmoral residence, and accepted a prorogue, or suspension of
Parliament for the period between September 9 to October 14. As a
result, new Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now facing a
significant anti-Brexit revolt from opposition within his own party,
as well as Labour, Liberal Democrat, Greens and the Scottish National
bolshy Johnson and his party have now set the scene for 10 weeks of
political mayhem in Britain, punctuated by both an October 31st exit
from the EU, and an inevitable UK General Election later this fall.
Other issues are also in play including the lack of cohesion within
the Labour Party, a post-Brexit British economy hinging on a
much-touted US-UK bilateral trade deal. The move to dissolve
Parliament has been branded by critics as both illegal and
unconstitutional, although on closer examination, it appears to be
neither. Those opposing a ‘No Deal’ Brexit and Remainers are
it a “coup” but is it really? Indeed, there may
well be a constitutional crisis in the works, but not for the same
reasons that many are screaming about today.
following segment was recorded on Wednesday afternoon right after the
big announcement with By
All Means Necessary co-hosts Eugene
Puryear and Sean
spoke with Patrick
writer, global affairs analyst, and co-founder and executive editor
of 21st Century Wire to talk about UK Queen Elizabeth approving Prime
Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend the British parliament,
if the UK is facing a Constitutional crisis, and the theatrics behind
Johnson’s latest Brexit moves ahead of the next general election.
In this interview, Henningsen accurately predicted a substantial
“royal backlash” from Britain’s political left which seems to
have arrived sooner than expected – by evening
time #AbolishTheMonarchy was
the top trending UK hashtag on Twitter.