Wallace said Johnson’s actions are because he has no majority and no coalition
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has been caught on camera in a candid moment admitting that Boris Johnson has prorogued Parliament, not out of any wish to introduce new legislation – but in an attempt to bypass Johnson’s parliamentary weakness, because the government has no majority in the Commons.
Wallace even confesses that Johnson is playing politics. The SKWAWKBOX has enhanced the audio compared to the original video:
Wallace was rapidly slapped down by Number 10, with a Downing St spokesperson insisting he ‘misspoke’.
But as Charlie Wallace, editor of royal-watching site Royal News, observed, Wallace’s admission means that Boris Johnson misled the Queen in order to achieve his aim of blocking MPs from challenging his no-deal Brexit course:
Tories abusing the constitution and the monarchy to save themselves is nothing new – Theresa May did it several times as she scrabbled to cling to power in the wake of the 2017 general election.
Boris Johnson has proven even more weak, inept and unprincipled than his useless predecessor – and no better at preventing the cat escaping the bag.
But if the UK had anything remotely resembling a functioning democracy and a fit-for-purpose ‘mainstream’ media estate, his lies to the head of state would bring down the government.
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