Mike Vickers' Blog

August 28, 2019

Johnson – our new Dictator

Filed under: Boris, Brexit, Europe, USA, Westminster — derryvickers @ 5:34 pm

UK Democracy died Today. Johnson is our new dictator; just as Trump is in the US

One can only hope that, like Charles 1, he loses his head

From the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/28/boris-johnson-election-prorogue-parliament-populist-majority

The real secret of populists, from Donald Trump to Matteo Salvini to Johnson, is the conflation of transgression with truthfulness. The willingness to engage in bigotry and violate hard-won social norms against racist, homophobic or misogynistic language convinces people that these politicians “speak their mind” and “say what they think”. Paradoxically, their lack of virtue confirms their veracity.’

Oddly while Salvini wants to remain in the EU and change it, Johnson wants to leave; perhaps to Dictate on his own.

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