… is pursuing class war. CounterFire today:
Boris Johnson’s expected stint as British prime minister began with a brutal cull of those within his own party who dared to oppose him. They have been replaced by a cabinet of horrors in the form of Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Gavin Williamson, Jacob Rees-Mogg – all of whom will make their mark by introducing some of the most reactionary policies, even by Tory standards.
This internal Tory coup – where less than 100,000 people from a particularly narrow and bigoted section of the population got to choose the new prime minister – represents a total abrogation of parliamentary democracy, facilitated by the Fixed Term Parliament Act, which enables unpopular government to hang on for five years without having to account for itself. It is compounded by the other effective coup against democracy – the unholy alliance between the arch reactionary DUP and the minority Tory government, which has enabled it to maintain a parliamentary majority since 2017.